john grimes

  • Dir., Intelligence Analytics
  • US Army; National Ground Intelligence Center
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On May 1, 2012 John joined the UAB Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research as its first Director of Intelligence Analytics. He had only retuned to campus the previous February 2012 after serving for 18 months as the Senior Intelligence Officer (Forward) with the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) and the University of Virginia, in both Afghanistan and Charlottesville, VA. While forward deployed and based in Kabul, John directed 180 NGIC intelligence analysts for all of calendar 2011 across the Center’s science and technology disciplines including Counterinsurgency Targeting, Biometrics, Domain (document, cell phone, pocket litter, etc.) Exploitation, Weapons Technical Intelligence and Anti-Armor Analysis programs of record. Prior to this deployment, John also deployed as the Senior Intelligence Officer in the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in 2002-2003 where he directed the intelligence operations for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan (all Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Air Force SOF and Marine Corps Reconnaissance personnel). During his thirty years in uniform as a member of the Active, Guard and Reserve components of the US Army, he also served as a member of the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) instructing courses in Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Trial Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Criminal Investigation where he also coached the UAB Mock Trial Team (Nat. Champion: 2006) for fourteen years.

Colonel Grimes is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Sniper, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Defense Against Methods of Entry (DAME), Special Security Officer, and Psychological Operations Officer schools. He is a graduate of the Command and General’s Staff College (Commandant’s List) and is an Advanced Course graduate and branch qualified in Infantry, Military Intelligence, Civil Affairs, and Judge Advocate. His awards and decorations include the NATO Badge, Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and Excellence in Competition Bronze Medal, Pistol. COL Grimes is also rated as a Commercial Pilot in both Single & Multi-Engine Fixed Wing and Helicopter, with Instrument Rating.

John’s Blazer Roots run deep being a native of Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated from Ramsay High School in 1972, the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1976 and Cumberland School of Law in 1981. Current as of 1 April 2014

John Grimes, JD Director of Intelligence Analytics & Assistant Professor Department of Justice Sciences & Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research* * National Security Agency & Department of Homeland Security credentialed National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R)

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