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historian , computer scientist

Robert David Steele, American computer company executive. Achievements include catalyst for open source intelligence revolution; catalyst for global intelligence reform. Named one of Heroes Creating Future, Microtimes, 1994, 1996; named to Yr, in Computers, 2000.


Steele, Robert David was born on July 16, 1952 in Baldwin, New York, United States. Son of David Joseph and Edith Vivas Steele.


AB, Muhlenberg College, 1974. Master of Arts, Lehigh University, 1976. Master of Public Administration, University Oklahoma, 1987.

Diploma, Naval War College, 1990.


For other people named Robert Steele, see Robert Steele (disambiguation). He is known for his promotion of open source intelligence (OSINT). He was a candidate for the Reform Party's nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election until February 23, 2012.

He spent his first twenty years in Latin America and Asia. in international relations from Lehigh University. And an M.P.A. from the University of Oklahoma. Steele served in the Marine Corps as an 0203 Ground Intelligence Officer.

After serving 4 years he joined CIA where he served for 10 years (3 tours overseas focused on extremist and terrorist targets). In 2011, Steele announced his intention to receive the nomination of the United States Reform Party. In November of that year, he crafted a proposed statement called the Electoral Reform Act of 2012 and presented it to the Occupy Wall Street Electoral Reform Committee.

Steele is prominently featured in the 2007 documentary American Drug War: The Last White Hope. He also appeared in two French documentaries: Les Hackers (English translation: Hackers), on the National Geographic Channel, CIA Guerres Secretes (By William Karel) and Le Monde selon Bush (English translation: The World according to Bush by William Karel), on the television channel Paris Première. In June 2015, Steele announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party.

In January 2016, he announced that had withdrawn his candidacy with the Libertarian Party. As a guest on Alex Jones' program on January 19, 2016, Steele asserted that the shootings in San Bernardino, California, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and the 9/11 attacks were false flags.


  • Achievements include catalyst for open source intelligence revolution. Catalyst for global intelligence reform.



Steele reportedly holds a B.A. in political science from Muhlenberg College, an M.A. He withdrew on February 23, 2012, citing a lack of support from other prospective third party candidates.


He resigned CIA to accept an invitation from the Marine Corps to stand up the Marine Corps Intelligence Center.


  • Other Interests

    Racquetball, sculpting.


Married Debra Acker, 1982 (divorced 1986). Married Kathy Lynette Jones, August 15, 1988. Children: Patrick James, Matthew Brian, Sean Joseph.

David Joseph

Edith Vivas Steele

Debra Acker

Kathy Lynette Jones

Patrick James Steele

Matthew Brian Steele

Sean Joseph Steele