Recent Graduate
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Location: Erie, PA, United States
School: Mercyhurst University
Major: Intelligence Studies

Recent Graduate

Jack Howe

Entry-level intelligence analyst experienced in producing reports large in scope and briefing decision-makers. Well versed in a variety of analytic methods and programs. Team player with a great capacity to lead.

Education Mercyhurst University Graduated May 2017
BA: Intelligence Studies Cum. GPA: 3.6 (Cum Laude)
Minors: Arabic/Islamic Studies, Religious Studies
Language Proficiency: Intermediate Arabic
Computer Proficiency: i2 Analyst Notebook, ACH, LexisNexis, Google E, Microsoft Access/Office

Professional Intelligence Experience

Strategic Intelligence Analyst – Department of Defense Research Project
February 2017 – May 2017
26 hours/Week
Supervisor: William Welch (
• Tasked by a DOD intelligence agency to provide strategic analysis on what areas in Morocco and Tunisia may be more inclined to support Salafi jihadism. Working with four other analysts, produced and communicated analytic products in written, oral, visual and multimedia formats. DOD analysts/officials were thoroughly pleased with the end product of our analysis

Intelligence Analyst – Anti-Human Trafficking NGO
May 2015 – January 2017
2 hours/Week
Supervisor: William Welch (
• Produced intelligence products for an anti-human trafficking NGO, highlighting trafficking hotspots/activity, particularly in the middle-eastern region. Use of database that collects information regarding possible human trafficking incidents. Work with a mobile application of the organizations, which empowers individuals to anonymously report cases of human/child sex trafficking anywhere in the world.

Intelligence Analyst Intern – US Coast Guard
June 2016- August 2016
30 Hours/Week
Supervisor: IS1 Jake Solis ( Tel: ------------
• Interned under the intelligence staff at District 9 Coast Guard Sector Buffalo. Obtained an interim secret clearance. Produced Field Intelligence Reports on threats facing the AOR. Briefed SECBUF Commander and Senior Staff on nefarious maritime trends. Produced analytic products in support of security planning for the 2016 RNC in Cleveland. Utilized maritime databases to research and flag suspicious vessels traveling through the AOR. Produced ICP’s for foreign port/cargo ship screenings. Helped revamp SECBUF intelligence collecting database.

Relevant Academic Intelligence Products
“Nigeria: Instability in a Strategic Ally”: Analyzed Nigeria's political, economic, military, social, infrastructure, and geography situation over a 3 month period. Utilized the analytic methods of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making, i2 Analyst’s Notebook, Analysis of Competing Hypothesis, Indicators Analysis, Geospatial Analysis and Conceptual Modeling to determine the comprehensive stability of Nigeria for the next 2 years. Professor of the class found the product to be so effective that he disseminated it to an NGO providing humanitarian support in Nigeria.

ISIL: Evolving Jihadism, “A Comparison of Al-Qaeda & affiliates, Boko Haram, and ISIL”: Over a 3 month period produced weekly written and oral intelligence reports on ISIL, Al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram - addressing issues laid out by our decision maker (i.e. “How is AQ taking advantage of the situation in Yemen” and “How will Boko Haram respond to military policies of new Nigerian President Buhari”). Created a State Department style-briefing book compiling these short and long form analytic reports and produced diplomatic talking points.

Business of Crime Analysis: Produced a report that depicts an international cocaine trafficking organization’s methods of operations using the Business of Crime/Drugs Model as a reporting format. Identified significant relationships between people, business, and organizations. Created a link chart with i2 Analyst Notebook.

Student Athlete
20 Hours/Week
Coach: Curtis Robinette ( Tel: ------------
• Team Captain of Mercyhurst University’s division 2 water polo team. Honored as an "Outstanding Academic All-American" (holding a 3.7 GPA or higher while in regular division season) by the NCAA for all 4 seasons played. SAAB (Student Athletic Advisory Board) Representative for the Mercyhurst water polo team; speak on behalf of the team to ensure our strategic goals are met at the university.

Additional Work Experience
South Coast Aquatics (2014): Youth water polo coach (ages 9-12), Imparted my wisdom of the game down to my players (built on my nearly 12 years of playing water polo).

Crespi Carmelite High School (2014, 2013): For two consecutive summers, head coached and mentored a junior varsity high school water polo team and assisted in coaching a varsity team (ages 14-18). Facilitated practices and team building exercise, coached games and tournaments.

Administrative Assistant