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consultant , Military officer , publisher , writer

Charles Francis Scanlon was American military officer, writer, publisher, consultant. Decorated Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 3 oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star with 2 oak leaf clusters; elected to the United States Military Intelligence Hall of Fame, 1995.


Scanlon, Charles Francis was born on January 31, 1935 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Francis James Gordon and Dorothy Rose (Compton) Scanlon.


Bachelor in Political Science, University Florida, 1960. Graduate, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1970. Graduate, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1977.

Master of Arts in American Studies, University Hawaii, 1974. Postgraduate, Pennsylvania State University, 1982. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1984.

Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1992.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1960, advanced through grades to major general, 1988. Chief collection United States Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, 1977-1978. Commanding officer 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, Munich, 1978-1980.

Chief operations United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, Arlington, Virginia, 1980-1982. Executive officer Department Army Assistant Chief Staff Intelligence, Washington, 1982-1983. Deputy commander general United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, Arlington, 1983-1985.

Director estimates Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1985-1986, director attaches, 1986-1990. Commanding general United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1990-1993. Retired, 1993; president International Security, Counterintelligence Consultant Services, Fairfax Station, Virginia, since 1993, Satellite Beach, Florida, 1993—1999, Melbourne Beach, since 1999, Indian Harbour Beach, since 2004.


The committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and individual gifts of ministry received from God should be shared with others.


Churches should continually prioritize and monitor the progress in adequately representing the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of communities in local congregations and entities.


All individuals should be sensitive to others by using appropriate language when referring to all persons.


Member Association United States Army, National Military Intelligence Association (president 1974-1976), 101st Airborne Division Association, Berlin United States Military Veterans Association, Defense Intelligence Alumni Association, Sigma Nu, Wuesthoff Health System Foundation (board mem.2007-2010).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: boating, scuba diving, racquetball, soaring, reading.


Married Barbara Coddington Wall Scanlon, June 18, 2005. Children: Teri, Brett, Ashlyn, Kellie.

Francis James Gordon Scanlon

Dorothy Rose (Compton) Scanlon

Barbara Coddington Wall Scanlon

Teri Scanlon

Brett Scanlon

Ashlyn Scanlon

Kellie Scanlon