Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr. is a 31-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). When he retired in January 2008, he was the director of the National Clandestine Service, the head of all human clandestine operations for the CIA and responsible for the coordination of human operations for the entire U.S. intelligence community.
From 2002 until late 2004, he served as the director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center where he lead the worldwide intelligence collection programs and covert action operations against international terrorist organizations following the 9/11 attacks and the ouster of terrorists from Afghanistan. He is a former deputy director of the CIA's Counternarcotics Center and chief of the Agency's Latin America division. During his career, he served in seven overseas assignments and was chief of station four times.
Upon leaving federal service, Jose became a consultant and the managing director of J-ROD Strategies. In September 2008, he assumed the position of senior vice president at Edge Consulting, a national interest security company, which was acquired by IBM in 2010. He was a member of the Board of Directors of MVM Inc. from 2009-2011. Jose served as an account executive in IBM's intelligence practice until March 2012. He left IBM to promote his book "Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives," which was published on April 30, 2012. Hard Measures was an instant New York Times best seller. Jose was featured on CBS News' "60 Minutes" and many other network news programs.
In October 2012, he assumed the position of managing director of Novitas Group. He became a senior consultant to Constellis in June of 2014.
Jose received many honors and awards during his career including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Award, the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the Defense Intelligence Director's Award and three Director of Central Intelligence Awards.