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The Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) is pleased that you've visited this site. If you are a current member of the National organization of AFIO in McLean, Virginia, and live in the Florida Suncoast area, we invite your participation in this local Chapter. If you are not a member, but are interested in US intelligence and security activities, we invite you to attend one of our meetings and then, hopefully, become a member of the National organization and the Florida Suncoast AFIO.

Florida Suncoast Chapter

Our Members

The chapter was established in the Tampa Bay area in 1977 to accommodate "former intelligence officers". Several evolutions have occurred during the past 30 years both here and at AFIO National in Washington, D.C. The term "intelligence officers" has been expanded to include counterintelligence and security professionals. We include many members who are currently active intelligence and security professionals. With that cast of characters, our Florida Suncoast AFIO roster now includes over 90 intelligence and security professionals. Members travel from as far as Punta Gorda to the south, Ocala to the north, and Lakeland to the east. Membership includes all five armed services, FBI, DIA, NSA, US State Department, Florida law enforcement agencies and the CIA.

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2018-2019 Meeting Dates

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Ms. Nancy Charles-Parker, former Operations Officer/Economic Reporter and Foreign Service Officer, had a distinguished 33-year career in government service. Her most interesting “war stories” stem from Saudi Arabia, where businessmen and government officials generally treated her like an “honorary man”. The experiences she will share originate in her U.S. embassy assignments in South Africa, Central Asia, South and Central America, Europe, the Arabian Gulf and East Asia.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Meeting will be held at the MacDill Golf Complex because of active renovations at the Surf's Edge Club. Speaker to be announced.

Chapter elections.

AFIO Suncoast Chapter Officers

President Gary Gorsline Contact Form
Vice President Jay Michlin Contact Form
Secretary Michael F. Shapiro Contact Form
Treasurer Bill Brown Contact Form
Assistant Secretary Lauren Singer Contact Form

Mailing Address

Florida Suncoast Chapter AFIO
PO Box 2625
Land O' Lakes
FL 34639-9625