Ivan Raiklin

Ivan R.

Annandale, VA
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Lesson Details

Arabic

Levels Taught:
Beginner
Learn the basics of The Arabic language. Alphabet, culture, geography and cuisine.
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About

Ivan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 1999

EXPERIENCE

U.S. Army-Green Beret, Intelligence Officer, Foreign Area Officer 1997-Present
Ivan served in special operations, intelligence and foreign affairs assignments at the tactical, operational and
strategic levels in overt and clandestine roles within the most sensitive programs of the US Government. He
has served as a Green Beret commander at the detachment level in Central America and company level in
Afghanistan and Jordan training other nations militaries in joint, interagency and coalition environments. Staff
positions included time as an assistant Army attache to U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; the deputy
officer in charge of the AFPAK Hands program on the Army Staff; as an Intelligence Community Liaison
Officer at the National Guard Bureau; and furthermore, he served as a foreign area specialist on the Joint Staff
advising the Deputy J2 while on the Ukraine Crisis Team at the National Military Command Center.
Operational assignments include: New York City immediately after 9/11, Afghanistan, Georgia, Honduras, El
Salvador, Monterey, The Pentagon and as recently as October 2016 in Jordan countering ISIL as the Special
Operations Command Forward-Jordan Advanced Operations Base Commander.

Entrepreneur-Startup Advisor, Investor, Attorney 2015-Present
Ivan is an advisor/investor in early stage startups in the DC TECH, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago tech
ecosystems to which he provides legal, growth-hack and life-hack strategies. His aggressive social media
activity over the past year in tech has placed him as a leader/influencer in the social media marketing,
technology, and content marketing communities with a ~100k person following. His investment thesis for 2018
will focus on mixed reality, artificial intelligence, drones, internet of things, wearable technology & the
collaborative economy.

Defense Intelligence Agency-Intelligence Officer 2012-2017


EDUCATION

M.S. Strategic Intelligence, (All but thesis); National Intelligence University 2012

J.D. Law, Emphasis on International Law & Intellectual Property; Touro Law Center 2004

B.A. Russia and Eastern European Studies, Minor in Business; University of Northern Iowa 1999

Languages: Professional Fluency: English, Russian, Spanish

Intermediate High: Arabic

Intermediate: French

Basic: Portuguese, Ukrainian, Italian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovenian

Professional Memberships: Military/Intel/Foreign Policy: Lifetime member of FAOA, SFA, ROA, MICA;
Member of OSS Society, DACOR, AFIO, DIAA, NMIA

Legal: New York State Bar; ABA-International, Intellectual Property, National Security Law committees

Hobbies: Spend time with wife and two boys (5 & 8 year old), traveling, reading, and participating in all types
of outdoor fitness/sports on land (mountains, woods) sea or air as often as possible.

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Experience

SPECIAL FORCES OFFICER
Nov 1997 - May 2018
UNITED STATES ARMY

INTELLIGENCE OFFICER
Mar 2012 - Aug 2017
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

Education

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE UNIVERSITY
J.D.
Sep 2001 - Jul 2004
TOURO LAW SCHOOL

Languages

Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Jul 2005
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION

Attorney
Mar 2005
New York State

I am a certified attorney in the state of New York since 2005.

Awards

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
Sep 2006
US ARMY
Army Achievement Medal
May 2000
Army

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Jul 2005

To serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession

The ABA achieves its mission through tireless work toward four goals. Serve Our Members, Improve Our Profession, Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity, and Advance the Rule of Law

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