Barry Broman

Ex CIA clandestine officer & DoS diplomat
Expert on Southeast Asian affairs, military, espionage, entertainment
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"For almost 50 years, I have admired Barry Broman's talents in talking about, writing about and, above all, engaging others in sensitive professional as well as personal relationships."
Tim Carney
United States Ambassador & Diplomat (retired)
Areas of Expertise

Barry is available for both consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Political issues, international business
  • Aerospace, military, warfare, combat
  • Cambodia war, Vietnam war
Barry's Background

Joining the CIA after fighting in Vietnam as a Marine, Broman’s first posting was war-torn Cambodia. During his career, he was twice chief of station, once a deputy chief of station, and supervised an international paramilitary project in support of the Cambodian resistance to Vietnamese invaders. Barry was actively involved in several assignments in counternarcotics operations in Southeast Asia including a major “bust” that yielded 551 kilograms of high-grade heroin from a major drug trafficker. His “favorite agent” against a variety of “hard targets” was a fellow whose only demand was that his assignments be “life threatening.” He survived them all.

The characters Barry has encountered along the way and the little-known and rarely seen places he's visited have born amazing stories and actionable learnings he enjoys sharing with audiences around the world. Barry is a sought-after speaker, an accomplished author and photographer, and he's produced nine documentary films. He's the author of Risk Taker, Spy Maker: Tales of a CIA Case Officer.

Presentation Examples
Partnership Examples
  • Orient Express Hotels
  • Pandaw River Cruises
  • Annual Mazama Spine Summit
  • Green Bean Asia
Listen to Barry featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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