Prior to becoming an author, “J.T. Patten” worked for the government intelligence and military special operations community in support of national defense and policy. He was a notable authority on Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force, cyber Insider threat detection, transcontinental financial crime, and for Irregular and Unconventional Warfare strategies in counterterrorism, intelligence collection, and social network disruption.
“Patten” has a degree in Foreign Languages from Illinois State University, a Masters in Strategic intelligence from the American Military University, post-graduate degree in Counter Terrorism from the University of St Andrews Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), and numerous expertise certifications in intelligence analysis, cyber forensics and counterintelligence, mobile device tracing, and financial crime investigations.
He was initially most known (in true name) for his initial classified works disrupting human factors and social networks to defeat Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq and creating a model used across the Intelligence Community for Social Media monitoring and disruption. His contributions are sited across military studies and academia to include the Air Command and Staff College, USMC Command and Staff College, Naval Postgraduate College, Joint Special Operations University, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (SAMS and SOF Studies), U.S. Army Professional Writing Collection, U.S. Army Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, and the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (“SWCS”).