Jack Devine is a founding partner and President of The Arkin Group LLC, which specializes in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, investigative research, and business problem solving.

He is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Devine served as both acting director and associate director of CIA's operations outside the United States from 1993-1995, where he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. In addition, he served as Chief of the Latin American Division from 1992-1993 and was the principal manager of the CIA's sensitive projects in Latin America.

Between 1990 and 1992, Devine headed the CIA's Counternarcotics Center, which was responsible for coordinating and building close cooperation between all major U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies in tracking worldwide narcotics and crime organizations.  From 1985-1987, he headed the CIA's Afghan Task Force, which successfully countered Soviet aggression in the region.  In 1987, he was awarded the CIA's Meritorious Officer Award for this accomplishment. 

Devine is the author of Good Hunting! An American Spymaster's Story and his op-eds have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street JournalFinancial Times, Foreign Affairs, The World Policy Journal and Politico.

Last Updated: July 6, 2017