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
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.
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- Annual Mazama Spine Summit
- Green Bean Asia
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