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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Nda new cadet dies just a day after resumption . A 70rc Tragedy

20-year-old UNILAG student dies during trainning at Nigerian Defence Academy

The family members of Damilare Taiwo, an Economics student at the University of Lagos, Akoka, have been thrown into mourning following his death a day after he resumed for training at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna State.
The army authorities reportedly said the 20-year-old slumped and died during a training session last Tuesday.

But the family told newsmen that the circumstances surrounding Damilare’s death aroused suspicion, claiming that he was beaten to death.

A brilliant student with a CGPA said to be in the range of Second Class Upper Division, the native of Ile-Ife, Osun State had always wished to be an accomplished army officer.

He had applied for the Regular Combatant Course of the NDA in 2015 at 17, but did not make the list of the successful candidates. Undeterred by hard luck, promising Damilare reapplied for the programme a few months ago.

He was shortlisted on August 8, 2018, among the 10 selected candidates from Osun State for the 70 Regular Combatant Course, coincidentally at a time when he was rounding off his first degree project.

On Saturday, August 25, his father saw him off to Ikorodu Garage – some distance from their residence – beaming with joy that the first child of the family was about to embark on a journey to attain enviable ranks in the profession he had been nursing for years.

“He left Lagos for Kaduna that Saturday, a day after he concluded his project in school, and reported at the training camp on Monday, August 27,” the deceased’s father, Mr. Taiwo Oyedele, told newsmen

Narrating Damilare’s journey through life, Oyedele said his death came to the family as a rude shock.

The father recalled, “He finished his secondary school education in 2014 and gained admission to UNILAG the same year to study Economics. He was just 20 years old. He just completed his project.

“When he wanted to leave for Kaduna that Saturday, I advised him to be a good ambassador of the family and prayed for him. He was an easy-going child. He had always wanted to be a soldier.

“In one of his pictures on Facebook, he edited the image of the late Gen. Murtala Muhammed in the N20 note and replaced it with his picture. That is to tell you the passion he had for the Force and how far he wanted to go.

“He had been showing interest in the army since 2011 when he was 13. It is so unfortunate that he could not accomplish his mission.

“The army sent some officers to us last Thursday to tell us about his death. They told us that he collapsed during a training session on Tuesday (August 28).”

Oyedele, a building material dealer, described his son’s death as devastating to the family, lamenting that they had invested so much hope in him. For years, the businessman would battle to get over the heartache of the irreparable loss.

A devout Christian, Damilare was fondly addressed as ‘Pastor Dammy,’ ‘one of the God’s Generals,’ ‘Woli agba,’ among other religious nomenclatures.

“There is no way I can forget him. He was my first child. He was very devoted in churches, both at the community and in his school. It is only God that can comfort me. He was a role model to his two siblings.

“He was a cool-headed person. If he was not reading, he was surfing the Internet, studying the Bible or helping his mother in her shop,” the father added in a hushed tone.

While Oyedele managed to control his emotion, his wife, was inconsolable, crying uncontrollably. She had passed out on hearing the sad news and did not regain consciousness until she was taken to a hospital.

The intensity of her wailing during an encounter with newsmen six days after the incident showed that the family had, indeed, lost an illustrious son.

She said mournfully, “Won ti kan mi leyin okan (They have broken my canine). I learnt my son was beaten to death whereas the army told us he fell and died.

“I don’t want my son to die in vain. The military said he would be buried in Kaduna, but I don’t want my son to be buried there. They should bring his corpse to Lagos.”

Damilare’s younger brother, Moses, explained that his death was painful, noting that he died with many beautiful plans he had for the family.

“There were a lot of promises. He personally promised to be giving me N10,000 out of his salary every month,” he said.

Moses, who also claimed his brother died under questionable circumstances, urged the military authorities to conduct a postmortem on his corpse.

He added, “The military officers that came told us that he slumped and died. But some of his colleagues called and told us that he was beaten to death during ‘welcome home’ tradition at the camp. They said he was complaining that he was tired, but they did not leave him. The witnesses were afraid to speak out so that they would not run into trouble. We are going to take it up; we want to know the cause of his death.”

Meanwhile, friends of the deceased have paid glowing tributes to him on Facebook. One of his friends by the alias, Gallant Captain Whale, described Damilare as “his mentor.”

Whale wrote, “We love you but God loves you more. I won’t forget moments we spent together, my mentor right from school days. Even at death, you are brave. I love you brother from another mother. Rest in peace.”

To Okpewho Abednego Fikioghene, Damilare was “a leader” from whom he had learnt while they were in secondary school.

He said, “RIP, Damilare. You were the Asst. Head Boy, 2014 set; I was the Asst. Head Boy 2015 set. It was a privilege to learn from a leader like you. Live on; your legacy still remains.”

“It really touched me. Everyone said good (things) about you when you left. God loves you most brother. Rest in peace,” another friend, Its Ba Smith, wrote.

The Course Adviser of the deceased at UNILAG, Dr. Ayodele Shittu, said he was Damilare’s confidant, adding that he was in his office to bid him farewell to Kaduna for the training.

Shittu said, “He was very humble and respectful. Academically, he was very sound and he would be finishing with a very good 2:1 (Second Class Upper Division). He had completed his project.

“The news of his death was very shocking. He came to my office while he was leaving. He hardly hid anything from me. I will miss him.”

Efforts by NE to get the reaction of the NDA to the incident and the allegation raised by the family proved abortive.

Monday, 27 August 2018

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Friday, 17 August 2018

America CIA Agent Career, Salaryand Training and vacancy Info 2018


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If you are seeking global employment
opportunities, consider a career with the
Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA
offers a wide variety of important
positions to those who want to serve their
country around the world. You may think of
the Clandestine Service Officers who
gather intelligence but there are also
positions for those trained in science,
technology, analysis, foreign language and
engineering as well as administrative
positions.
CIA Agent Requirements
You will be required to pass a medical
exam which includes drug testing.
Recreational use of drugs in the past will
not disqualify you with the CIA but
current drug use will.
A polygraph will be required. The
technology associated with polygraph
testing has become more reliable which
makes it difficult to fool the analyst
administering the procedure.
You will be subject to a complete
background check. The methods, depth and
guidelines of background checks are not
publicized by the CIA but the
investigation is not limited to your
background. It may include checking family
members and asking questions of neighbors
among other things. Background checks can
take months to complete.
The first step in applying to work for the
CIA is submitting a resume that conforms
to a very detailed format that must be
followed exactly.
CIA Agent Education and
Training
A college degree with a GPA of 3.0 is
required while an advanced degree may be
considered a factor in awarding
promotions and overseas assignments. See:
what college courses do you need to have a
CIA career?
Fluency in a second language is extremely
desirable in applicants for CIA positions
and currently middle-eastern languages
carry a lot of weight in the hiring
process.
Training for a CIA Special Agent lasts 12
months at a facility near Washington, D.C.
Training for new CIA employees now
includes video games. This is a new
addition to the extensive training
program. The CIA understands the toll paid
in human life that could be the result of a
poorly trained intelligence agent. By
adding videos they can train and evaluate
trainee capabilities in a virtual world
where safety is not an issue.
CIA Agent Salary
Formerly known as Clandestine Service
Trainee, an Operations Officer will earn
between $55,215 and $84,044 with the
salary based on their level of
qualifications and education. Assignments
outside the country vary in salary level
depending on geographic location – bonuses
may be adjusted by location.
Other benefits include paid moving
expenses, health insurance and retirement
plans, continuing education programs,
holidays, sick leave, and family support
including provisions for family-friendly
leave.
CIA Career Opportunities
When you work for the CIA you will follow
one of five general career paths. These are
Science, Engineering and Technical,
National Clandestine Service, Language
Opportunities, Analytical Opportunities
and Support Services.
If you are considering a career as a CIA
Operative, you might look into programs
offered for undergraduate internships for
students, co-ops, and graduate studies
programs. All of these offer practical work
experience along with education to prepare
the student for a career in the CIA.
right now the job opportunities for this year 2018 include.
Collaborative. Problem-solvers. Critical
thinkers. These are the qualities needed
for CIA analytic positions. The ability
to study and evaluate sometimes
inconsistent and incomplete information
and provide unique insights that help
inform decisions is a key aspect of these
positions.
Clandestine
Integrity. Dedication. Flexibility. These
qualities are essential in our
clandestine positions. These
professionals thrive on challenges and put
their country first. In these roles, you
will strengthen national security and
foreign policy objectives using your
technical and specialized skills. These
careers require you to be self-reliant
and work effectively in teams as well as
individually.
Directorate of Operations Positions
Technical Clandestine Positions
STEM
Creative. Agile. Innovative. These are
the qualities we seek in STEM
professionals. Your specialized knowledge
is critical to help tackle challenging,
complex technical problems. In a STEM
position, you will use your skills and
expertise to support the mission and
ensure the CIA can adapt to the ever-
changing technical issues that arise
within the 21st century. Employees in
certain occupations, who have a degree
in a STEM field, may be eligible for
special pay.
Enterprise & Support
Skilled. Mission-driven. Impactful. Each
and every CIA employee embodies these
qualities, including our enterprise and
support professionals. From medical
services and human resources to the
security, legal affairs, finance and trade
occupations, these officers provide the
infrastructure and expertise necessary to
keep key CIA functions up and running
at Headquarters and in locations
worldwide.
Business Management, Accounting,
Finance
Medical
Security
Legal and Oversight
Logistics
Arts, Design, Publishing, Production
Geography, Cartography, GIS
Library and Information Science
Education and Training
Human Resources
Trades and Labor
Administrative Support
Facilities/Infrastructure
Foreign Language
Expertise. Drive. Insight. Foreign
language is central to everything the CIA
does, and  foreign language experts
ensure they  stay one step ahead. Because
intelligence priorities can shift—and
countries and languages can increase in
importance rapidly—the CIA must employ
people with language skills to handle both
current national security requirements
and potential new missions. We need
language experts who not only speak,
translate and interpret foreign
languages, but also understand cultural
nuances.
All positions require relocation to the
Washington, DC metropolitan area.
An equal opportunity employer and a
drug-free workforce.
English
Analysis Clandestine STEM
Enterprise
& Support
Foreign
Language
Analytic Methodologist •
Counterintelligence Threat
Analyst

Counterterrorism Analyst •
Cyber Exploitation Officer •
Cyber Threat Analyst •
Directorate of Operations
Targeting Officer

Economic Analyst •
Human Resources Analyst •
Intelligence Collection Analyst •
Leadership Analyst •
Military Analyst •
Multi-Discipline Security
Officer

Political Analyst •
Resource Analyst •
Science, Technology, and
Weapons Analyst

Targeting Analyst •
Technical Targeting Analyst •
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Collection Management Officer •
Directorate of Operations
Language Officer

Operations Officer •
Paramilitary Operations Officer/
Specialized Skills Officer

Staff Operations Officer •
Targeting Officer •
Technical Operations Officer •
Technical Targeting Analyst •
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Analytic Methodologist •
Apps Developer •
Architect/Facilities Project
Manager

Cartographer •
Collection Management Officer •
Cyber Exploitation Officer •
Cyber Operations Officer •
Cyber Threat Analyst •
Cyber Security Officer •
Data Engineer •
Data Scientist •
Digital Forensics Engineer •
Digital Targeter •
Directorate of Operations
Targeting Officer

Engineer/Facilities Project
Manager

Field IT Systems Administrator •
Field IT Technician •
Field Utility Systems Specialist •
Human Resources Analyst •
Inspector General IT Auditor •
Interactive Designer •
IT Customer Service Officer •
IT Engineer •
Operations Officer •
Physical and Technical Security
Officer

Science Technology and Weapons
Analyst

Software Engineer •
Staff Operations Officer •
Technical Developer •
Technical Developer – NRO •
Technical Operations Officer •
Technical Project Manager •
Technical Researcher •
Technical Targeting Analyst •
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Accountant •
Contract Auditor •
Contracting Officer •
Finance Resource Officer •
Industrial Contract Property
Management Specialist

Inspector General Auditor •
Inspector General IT Auditor •
Inspector General Financial
Auditor - NRO

Resource Analyst •
Support Integration Officer •
Clinical Psychologist •
Environmental Safety Officer •
Occupational Health Nurse •
Physician •
Physician Assistant/Nurse
Practitioner

Psychiatrist •
Research Psychologist •
Cyber Security Officer •
Inspector General Criminal
Investigator

Multi-Discipline Security
Officer

Physical and Technical Security
Officer

Police Officer-Security
Protective Service

Polygraph Examiner •
Protective Agent •
Support Integration Officer •
Attorney (Honors and Lateral) •
Contract Attorney •
Contract Auditor •
Contract Litigation Attorney •
Employment Attorney •
• Environmental Attorney •
Ethics Attorney •
FOIA Attorney •
Inspector General Auditor •
Inspector General Criminal
Investigator

Inspector General Deputy
Counsel

Inspector General IT Auditor •
Litigation Attorney •
Inspector General Financial
Auditor - NRO

Paralegal •
Senior Legal Advisor - Office Of
Equal Employment Opportunity

Logistics Officer •
Support Integration Officer •
Communications Officer •
Editor/Publications Officer •
Electronic Publishing Specialist •
Graphic Designer •
Interactive Designer •
Prepress Production Specialist •
Print Production Specialist •
Videographer •
Video Specialist •
Cartographer •
Interactive Designer •
Open Source Collection Officer •
Open Source Exploitation Officer •
Information and Data Management
Officer

Open Source Collection Officer •
Open Source Exploitation Officer •
Education & Training Specialist •
Foreign Language Instructor •
Customer Service Representative •
Human Resources Analyst •
Human Resources Officer •
Support Integration Officer •
Automotive Mechanic •
Field Utility Systems Specialist •
Motor Vehicle Operator •
Truck Driver •
Warehouseman/Packer/Crater •
Customer Service Representative •
Administrative Professional •
Architect/Facilities Project
Manager

Construction/Facilities Project
Manager

Engineer/Facilities Project
Manager

Environmental Safety Officer •
Food Services Program Manager •
Industrial Contract Property
Management Specialist

Support Integration Officer •
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Directorate of Operations
Language Officer

Foreign Language Instructor •
Open Source Collection Officer •
Open Source Exploitation Officer •
Sign Language Interpreter
Because of the classified nature of the  work
at the Central Intelligence Agency, the
application process is a lengthy one.
Depending on your specific circumstances,
the process may take as little as two months
or more than a year....
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CITIZEN AS A
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Learn how to apply and become a citizen of
the United States, or get proof of your
U.S.citizenship.
U.S. CITIZENSHIP THROUGH
NATURALIZATION
Citizenship through naturalization is a
process in which a non-U.S. citizen
voluntarily becomes an American citizen.
U.S. citizens owe their allegiance to the
United States and are entitled to its
protection and to exercise their rights and
responsibilities as citizens.
To file for U.S. citizenship, you must:
Have had a Permanent Resident
(Green) Card for at least five years,
or for at least three years if
you’re filing as the spouse of a U.S.
citizen
If you apply for naturalization less
than six months before your
Permanent Resident Card expires,
or do not apply for naturalization
until your card has already expired,
you must renew your card.
You can apply for naturalization
before you receive your new Green
Card, but you’ll need to submit a
photocopy of the receipt of your
Form I-90, Application to Replace
Permanent Resident Card, when
you receive it.
Meet certain eligibility
requirements including being
At least 18 years old at the time of
filing
Able to read, write, and speak
basic English
A person of good moral character
Go through the ten step naturalization
process which includes
Determining your eligibility to
become an American citizen
Preparing and submitting form
N-400 , the application for
naturalization
Taking the U.S. Naturalization
Test and having a personal
interview.
Dual Citizenship or Nationality
Dual citizenship (or dual
nationality) means a person may be a
citizen of the United States and of
another country at the same time. U.S. law
does not require a person to choose one
citizenship or another.If you are a citizen
of another country and have questions about
that country’s laws, policies, and
mandatory military service, contact that
country’s embassy or consulate.For
information on dual nationality from the
point of view of another country, please
contact that country’s embassy or
consulate.
If you have dual citizenship and plan to
travel to or from the United States, you
must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave
the United States.
A licensed lawyer or a professor in international relations skilled in citizenship
matters can assist you with questions about
your situation.
ESTABLISH CITIZENSHIP
WITHOUT A BIRTH
CERTIFICATE
If you were born in the U.S. and there is
no birth certificate on file, you will need
several different documents to prove your
citizenship:
A letter from the vital records office
in your birth state with your name and
what years they searched for your birth
certificate.
A Letter of No Record from the vital
records office. You will also
need secondary evidence of U.S.
citizenship to prove your birth in the
United States.
If you were born outside the United States
and your U.S. parent(s) did not register
your birth at the U.S. Embassy or consulate,
you may apply for a U.S. passport, but you
will need:
Your foreign birth record showing your
parents’ names
Evidence of your parent(s) U.S.
citizenship
Your parents’ marriage certificate
If you were born outside the U.S. and your
U.S. parent(s) registered your birth with a
U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Department of State
(DOS) will be able to help you get a copy
of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form
FS-240).
U.S. CITIZENSHIP FOR
PEOPLE BORN ABROAD OR
IN U.S. TERRITORIES
You are a U.S. citizen if:
You have a birth certificate issued by
a U.S. state or territory. If you were
born in a U.S. territory, but do not
have a birth certificate issued by that
territory, you may be able to verify
your citizenship status using other
documents.
You were born outside of the U.S. to
at least one U.S. citizen parent and
your parent(s) recorded your birth with
the U.S. Embassy or consulate in that
country:
If the birth was recorded before
your 18th birthday, the Embassy or
consulate issued your parent(s)
a Consular Report of Birth
Abroad (CRBA or Form FS-240);
this document is proof of your U.S.
citizenship. Learn how to
request copies, amendments, or
corrections to a Consular Report of
Birth Abroad (CRBA or Form
FS-240) from the U.S. Department
of State (DOS).
If the Embassy or consulate did not
issue a Consular Report of Birth
Abroad and you are 18 years of age
or older, learn how to get
a Certificate of Citizenship from
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS) instead. This
document is proof of your U.S.
citizenship.
Understand what is involved in a CIA
career before seeking to join the
CIA. While the spying side of the CIA might
be the seemingly glamor filled side you’re
hankering after, the Directorate of
Operations (or “clandestine service”
where the spies are located), is but one
part of the CIA and a small part at that.
The majority of CIA employees work in
analytical positions, language positions and
science, engineering, and technology
positions. Matching your skills and
aptitude to what you’re best suited for
may not see you working in the clandestine
service positions at all, so be ready for
this possibility. In addition, be prepared
to become part of a family when joining
the CIA, with expectations to uphold deep
loyalty to others, and with possible
ramifications on your outside-work
socializing and relationships.
Whatever your position, a role in the
CIA means that you’re part of the
first line of defense in warning and
protecting your fellow citizens. You
will be working with people possessing
high integrity, perception, analytical
ability and intellectual curiosity.
You’ll be expected to work in teams
on many occasions, so you will have to
have strong team skills.
You’ll be able to pursue career goals
within the CIA and it’s hoped that
you’ll remain with the CIA for the
duration of your career.
The Agency has its own community. The
reason for this stems from the academic
environment, as well as the nature of
the work performed and mission of the
CIA. The CIA’s George Bush Center
has its own food court, fitness
facilities, formal gardens and walking
paths, company store, recreational and
activity clubs, and artwork on display.
In addition, there is a museum, a
library, and the usual offices.
The Agency considers its community a
family, employing people from nearly all
fields of study, united in their work
and their service to the country.
Before even embarking on the process
of becoming a CIA officer, do
some thorough background reading on
what the CIA is about, what CIA
officers do (not just spying.), as well
as finding out about how much of the
spying isn’t what you’d gleaned from
movies and TV shows.
Before starting the process, it might be a
good idea to background check yourself. If
you’re not clean, then don’t bother
applying. Most importantly, you will be able
to see if your background report contains
any false information, so you will be
prepared when they question you on it. You
must use a service that is able to access
the CIS database which is the exact same
database that the CIA uses, If your name
appears then they have your record available
and you can prepare yourself.
Stay squeaky clean. Every single position
requires a security clearance and you’ll
need to pass through very thorough
background checks to clear this. The
content and expectations of security checks
are not known publicly (that would defeat
their purpose) but it’s fairly obvious that
there are standard behaviors and activities
that you should present, and others you must
have avoided. For example:
Do not have a criminal record.
Naturally, this includes not having
participated in any activities against
the USA’s interests, whether or not
these were criminal in nature.
Don’t take drugs. The CIA states that
you cannot have used illegal
drugs within 12 months of your
application or background check process.
Illegal drug use at any time in
your past can hurt your chances,
however, so it’s best to avoid any
illegal drug altogether. In addition,
don’t abuse legal drugs,
like alcohol or prescription drugs, as
these can provide evidence of your
character and future likelihood of re-
abusing.
Be financially sound . This means that
you don’t gamble, over-invest, have a
poor credit repayment record, or have
bankruptcy in your background. No
intelligence service wants to take a
risk on a person who has poor financial
management skills and is potentially
open to bribery.
Have a good work track record and
ethic. Whatever jobs you’ve had
already, ensure that you’ve always
given your best, being honest and
ethical, and worked hard. Demonstrable
loyalty and accountability in any work
environment is an asset to your
application.
Be highly trustworthy, reliable, and
faithful. Background investigators will
ask questions of people in your circle
of acquaintances including family and
friends. If they feed back positive
information about you, this is good for
you, as their assessment of your
character builds.
Understand the importance of
maintaining confidences and
confidentiality. If you love to gossip,
being in the CIA probably isn’t a
good choice for you; you’ll need to be
able to demonstrate that you can abide
by regulations regarding the use,
handling, and protection of sensitive
information.
Have excellent strength of
character, integrity, honesty, sound
judgment, and loyalty to the United
States. The CIA recognizes that no one
is perfect. Security officials will
consider the blemishes in your
background according to their nature,
extent, seriousness, and recency. They
weigh the risk and benefit of each
individual with the utmost care. If
you’ve got everything else needed,
the Agency won’t necessarily turn you
away if they consider you have
important contributions to make to the
nation’s intelligence efforts.
Have squeaky clean parents and friends.
While this may not always be possible,
it’s enormously helpful because any
family member or friend with shady
leanings could be a source of weakness
for you if they fall into a spot of
bother (aka “potential for coercion”).
If there are issues surrounding this,
talk to a CIA careers agent about your
options, and always be truthful.
1. Be highly competent in your field. The
CIA takes the best and the brightest
students: CIA officers must have at
least a bachelor’s degree. Having an
advanced degree can be helpful for most
positions, and in many instances, is
required, although the CIA also offers
its own relevant undergraduate
programs. Moreover, the CIA gets so
many hundreds of applications per
position that you’ll need to ensure
your skills, abilities, and studies
stand out from the rest.
Have excellent grades through high
school and college. Have at least a
3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
While there is no specific major to
study, having studies with emphases
on international relations (most
internationally focused studies are
likely to be of interest to a
recruiter), law, political science,
history, security studies,
economics or finance (including
international finance),
mathematics, journalism, science
(behavioral, physical, or computer),
languages, sociology or psychology,
and anything requiring analytical
skills, can be to your advantage.
2. Learn other languages. The more, the
better, but master at least one other
language really well. At the current
time, languages in high demand
include Mandarin, Farsi(Persian),
Pashto, Dari, Russian, and Arabic,
reflecting current world political and
military “hot spots”. Fluency is
especially important if you’re seeking
a position in the clandestine service.
Your language proficiency must be above
and beyond mere college knowledge; you
must demonstrate that you can speak it
as well as a native. If you cannot,
either keep improving it, or inquire
about on-the-job training potential for
language improvement.
3. Be personable, flexible, and
sociable. The best way to get
information out of other people is to
be a good talker and listener, to be
someone who can connect with others
with ease, as well as being able to put
people at their ease. These skills are
harder to learn than academic ones for
some people, so if you don’t feel
comfortable around people, either brush
up on the skills through reading or
courses, or be less inclined to seek
any positions that require interacting
with “assets” (the clandestine
service’s term for spies – those people
who assist CIA agents, often at great
risk to their own lives or well-being),
or with anyone else who might serve as
a source of information.
Learn what makes people tick; learn
people skills including how to make
people like you and good
conversation skills. You’ll need to
know how to “schmooze” and build
rapport with people from all walks
of life, in order to be able to
spot, assess, develop, and recruit
assets. You’ll need to know how to
feign interest in other people’s
interests and hobbies in order to
build friendships or relationships
with them to obtain information.
If you have a problem with being
likable, being a CIA officer is
probably not a good option for you.
Equally, arrogance, egoism and
inflated self-importance will soon
see you dropped from training.
See life’s gray areas. If you see
life in absolutes (“he is wrong, I
am right”), then it’s likely
you’re not going to be a good
choice for the CIA. Inquiring
minds, openness to discussion and
possibilities, and the ability to
see the more nuanced and
complicated elements of every
situation are an essential trait
when you need to analyze things.
Sometimes you will be asked to
finesse things for the good of your
national security that don’t
necessarily produce the best results
for people in other nations. Is that
something you can handle?
4. Be physically fit. You will be put
through rigorous physical testing and it
will be expected that you can manage
the physical tests. As well as the
benefits of keeping fit, getting
involved in both team and individual
sports on a regular basis proves to your
future potential CIA employers that
you’re willing to stay in shape, work
in teams, and maintain your general
health and well-being. Good stamina is
also important if you work undercover,
as you may be expected to work very
long days without appearing tired or
without losing your ability to think
clearly; indeed, in a typical day you
could spend the daytime creating a
cover for yourself, and the night
catching up with people you need to
find information from.
5. Be mentally fit. You will be tested to
your limits in training to see how you
handle emotional pressure. In addition,
if you do enter the clandestine
service, you’ll need to be able to deal
with the mental pressures of being
subjected to dangers and life-
threatening situations. For example, if
you’re caught, you may be subjected to
torture, and even denial by your
government of your existence. In
addition, if your asset is caught by his
or her own government, you will face
the emotional issues related to how
that person (and maybe his or her
family) is then treated (sometimes
they will suffer the death penalty).
There will be many trying situations,
and your mental health needs to be in
top shape to be able to cope with the
possibilities.
6.
Be honest and candid. Expect to be
tested as much as it is possible to
ensure the veracity of what you’re
telling the CIA. If accepted for the
interview process, as well as
periodically during employment, you’ll
be subjected to a polygrap. While
polygraphy isn’t an exact science, CIA
polygraph equipment is among the most
thorough and the technicians working
with are highly trained security
professionals. These security
professionals will generally err on the
side of caution if they have any reason
to believe you’re lying. It is during
this testing that they’ll be able to
find out if you’ve lied about taking
any illegal drugs, being disloyal, poor
financial management, and so on. All
test results are guarded and kept in
the strictest of confidence. And
don’t expect the testing process to be
breezy or comfortable; for starters,
it’s hardly a pleasant feeling to have
others trying to “catch you out,” let
alone being hooked up to a machine that
could determine the fate of your future
career.
Expect continued checks throughout
your career with the CIA. You will
be expected to undergo regular re-
investigations (updates on your
lifestyle, connections, etc.), and
to continue taking polygraph tests.
Be ready to maintain high
standards of professional conduct at
all times, both at work and outside
of work, for the duration of your
CIA career.
7. Be prepared to relocate or travel. A
CIA job will often require that you
move from your initial residence. In
addition, many CIA positions will
require frequent travel, which can be
disturbing to home life if you’re not
already focused on how you’ll cope
with this (the CIA does offer childcare
centers at some locations).
Do not underestimate the stress on
your personal life. If you’re the
type of person who wants to come
home at 5 every day and be
regularly available to raise your
family, work as an agent is not
likely to provide that ease of
child-raising and family
togetherness for you. If you can’t
abide this thought, consider
looking for a different career.
Many other CIA careers, however,
do offer this type of stability.
8. nly US citizens may apply to join the
CIA. If you don’t have
citizenship, obtain it.

Good-luck!

Nigeria defence Academy announced that : all selected 70rc cadets reporting for training at the Nigerian Defence Academy are to come along with their personal laptop.

Just in : NDA have indeed forward another message to those shortlisted.

Further to the publication of selected and Reserve 70 Regular Course (RC) cadets list
in the Punch and Daily Trust News Papers,
please note that all cadets reporting for
training at the Nigerian Defence Academy
are to come along with their personal laptop.
Signed
Academy Registrar.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Message To all those shortlisted into the Nigeria defence academy final list 70 rc

The Academy. Getting into the Nigeria defence academy
and passing out of NDA are two different
things.

Decide on what your aim is.
Because you will pass out of NDA as a
totally different person. Thatperson may
have different goals in life. The trainig at
NDA may make you long for something
else, instead of quenching the thirst of
your set aim of NDA, it may increase your
hunger for something more. It may give
you an everlasting hunger to achieve
more and a curse of no satisfaction on
achieving any great a feat. Might happen
you find yourself saying ‘yeh dil maange
more’ at almost every achievement.(it
usually does happen)
Thirdly. The lifestyle. If u ask any ex-NDA
(people who have trained in NDA), NDA is
not just an Academy. It is more of a
lifestyle…. a psychology…. an attitude…a
way of living. Your aim of NDA should not
be to get into NDA but should be that of
following that lifestyle, carrying the
teachings and learning of that institution
intact throughout your life. This ‘NDA
way of living’ can also be adopted even if
you don't happen to make it to NDA,
though 3yrs of drilling some principles in
your viens through all your holes and
pores only helps.
Lastly. The journey. They say NDA
transforms you from a Boy to a Man. This
journey of transformation is actually a fast
forwarded lifetime in itself. You join as a
novice. You are treated as dirt, because
you are. You are taught and groomed.
Slowly and steady you rise up the ladder.
You learn to earn respect. You learn to
sacrifice. You learn to fight for honour
with honour. You start getting treated
better. In the later part of your stay there,
you are treated as the elders in the
family. Now you teach and groom others.
You learn to take care, you learn to
provide, most importantly you learn to
lead. You learn to win. When u pass out
of the Academy you
are an accomplished man with an
experience of a life time behind you. You
know how to respect others at the same
time be respected. You have a judgment of
what is worth to pick a fight for. You
know how to take a stand and you have
the confidence and self belief to stand
strong on your ideology and principles.
You have been through trying…. failing..
falling…getting up back on ur feet….
(buying form after forms)Trying again…and again…And again with
unbelievable intensity…you have learnt
how to win, how to achieve. You have
measured the depth of loyalty and
shallowness of pain. You have tested the
strength of the threads of honour. You at
this young age have learnt to sacrifice…
even with your life…If need be!
So my advice will be that you take off
making NDA your goal…once you achieve
that, you will have a better vision to
decide the aim of your life.

#The day you enter the campus, you will
cherish the view and the magnanimous
aura. But after when the training starts,
you will be thinking of "Oh God! Why are
places so far away from each other?"
Guess why?
Because you will be running constantly to
get to one place and then to the next
through out the duration of your stay.

a new beginning!
Goodluck!

India Independence Day: Specialborder meeting between IndianArmy and PLA

Indian, Chinese armies meet at
Nathu La to celebrate
Independence Day
The meeting was held on the Indian side as
part of a “joint” celebration to commemorate
the 72nd Independence Day of India. The
PLA delegation, comprising several officers
and soldiers, attended the celebration
following an invitation.
The Indian Army and Chinese People’s
Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held a
special meeting of border personnel at Nathu
La in the Sikkim sector to boost mutual trust and promote peace, the defence ministry said.
The meeting was held on the indian side as part of a “joint” celebration to commemorate
the 72nd Independence Day of India. The
PLA delegation, comprising several officers
and soldiers, attended the celebration
following an invitation.
“The celebration took place in an atmosphere
of warmth and friendship, with an aim of
enhancing mutual trust and promoting
border peace and tranquility,” said a ministry
statement.
The two forces had held a similar meeting of
border personnel to celebrate the 91st
anniversary of the foundation of PLA on
August 1. “Such interactions between the two
armies have resulted in enhancement of
goodwill and mutual understanding between
the two nations,” the statement said.
Beside interactions between the Armies,
programmes portraying the cultural diversity
of the two countries were presented by both
sides on the occasion, said the statement.
Situated at 4,310 metres above sea level,
Nathu La — a mountain pass in the
Himalayas in East Sikkim district — connects
the Indian state of Sikkim with Tibet.
Indian troops deployed in remote and high
altitude areas of North Sikkim also celebrated
Independence Day by hoisting the national
flag at different forward posts with great zeal
and enthusiasm.
The two back-to-back meetings between the
two armies in the span of a fortnight follow
an informal summit in Wuhan in China
between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and
Chinese President Xi Jinping.
India and China fought a war in 1962 and claim each other’s territory.
The two armies
were also locked in a dragging military stand-off last year on the border in Doklam.
Beside interactions between the two
Armies, cultural programme portraying the
rich cultural diversity of the two countries,
were presented by both sides to celebrate
the occasion. Pleasantries were also
exchanged in North Sikkim at Kongra La.
Joint participation of PLA is also seen as a
reciprocal gesture wherein Indian Army
had earlier participated in PLA Founding
Day on 01 August 2018. Such interactions
between the two armies have resulted in
enhancement of goodwill and mutual
understanding between the two nations.
Indian Army troops deployed in remote and
high altitude areas of North Sikkim also
celebrated Independence Day by hoisting
the National Flag at different forward posts
with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Happy independence day India.
#jaihindi
source:dnaindia.com and indiantimes.

Borno protest: Soldiers explain why thyacted angrily

Some soldiers, who protested at the
Maiduguri Airport on Sunday, have spoken on
the incident.
The demonstrators were part of the special
force deployed to provide air defence and
enhance security at the airport.
The troops barricaded some sections of the
airport and fired shots in the air, causing
pandemonium, as hundreds of pilgrims
waiting to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia for
the Hajj scampered for safety.
One of them explained to NAN on Monday
why they displayed their anger publicly.




His words: “The army special forces
deployed to the airport were not trained to
engage in ground battle rather trained to
provide air defence.
“Our task is to provide air defence. Alas,
special forces trained to fight ground battle
are stationed in Maiduguri and we are
deployed to go and die in Marte”.
Another soldier lamented that the troops have
overstayed in the North-East fighting Boko
Haram, despite the rotation order by the
military authorities.
He said: “Some troops of Operation Lafiya
Dole were deployed and worked for over
three years in the theatre and not rotated as
against the directives by the Chief of Army
Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
“The command is directed to redeploy
soldiers back to their bases after spending
stipulated time in the theatre of operation.
“We have spent over three years in the
North-East and we should be transferred out
of the North-East and not within”.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has described
the protest as ‘unscrupulous”.
In a statement, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu,
Deputy Director Public Relations, Operation
Lafiya Dole Theatre Command, noted that
“Calm however been restored, as the
Theatre Commander, Major General Abba
Dikko has promptly taken charge of the
situation