Gary Szafarski joined the Army in 1984 as an Intelligence Specialist and served over 20 years of active duty service, retiring as A Chief Warrant Officer in 2004. A Veteran of Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia), Republic of Korea, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Gary continues to serve his country as a Civilian Intelligence Officer. In his current position as Chief, Counterintelligence (CI)/Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Integration Team, Gary ensures that US Army Forces Command supports the training and readiness of all CI and HUMINT Soldiers throughout the command. Additionally, he oversees Intelligence support to Force Protection. In November 2016, Gary received the 2015 DOD HUMINT Operations Support Award. Gary holds a Bachelor's Degree "with Honors" in Marketing from American Military University (AMU) and a Master's Degree in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) from AMU. Gary is a life time member of Ernest Simmons Post 6722 in Lillington, NC and has also been the Post Commander from 2015 to present. He serves as the District 7 Commander and is married to the Auxiliary District 7 President, Tina Szafarski.