Dr. Gerald Haines has a rich background in US intelligence matters and the Intelligence Community. He earned his doctorate in US Diplomatic History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973. In the fall of 1974, he joined the National Archives as a foreign policy specialist. In 1981, he moved ot the National Security Agency (NSA) as a staff historian. He remained there until 1989, when he switched agencies yet again, this time becoming the Deputy Chief of the CIA’s History Staff. Joining the National Reconnaisance Office (NRO) in 1995, he was asked to establish their new history office, and while there, Haines immersed himself in DS&T history and the development of space reconnaisance systems. He not only produces a brief unclassified history of the NRO (the first ever), but he interviewed all of the NRO directors and program managers, leading to a deep knowledge and understanding of manned and satellite reconnaisance programs. He has presented lectures at univerisities around the country.
As a sidelight of this experience, Dr. Haines has become the Agency expert on UFO’s. In 1997, he returned to the CIA to head the CIA History Staff and become the CIA’s Chief Historian. His publications include “The Americanization of Brazil: A Study of U.S. Cold War Diplomacy in the Third World” and “CIA’s Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991”.