John McCartney

John McCartney

John McCartney

Adjunct Faculty

Intelligence integration between Federal Law Enforcement and the Intelligence Community, transnational organized crime, global effects of illicit networks and their centers of gravity, sub-national movements and state sovereignty; insurgencies and their supporting underground movements. 

John McCartney is a former US Intelligence Officer.  Prior to his career in the Intelligence Community, he served 10 years in the US Army as an Infantry and Military Intelligence Officer in a variety of assignments, including as an advisor to the Iraqi National Police, Ministry of the Interior with the Iraq Assistance Group in East Baghdad and as a key member of US Pacific Command's, Security Cooperation Program, where he built critical partnerships with our allies in the Pacific. After leaving the US Army, he served in numerous joint assignments within the Department of Defense and US Intelligence Community including the National Counterterrorism Center, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security.  Mr. McCartney is a nationally certified Paramedic and also serves as the Executive Director of the Ecosystem Protection Project, an environmental conservation non-profit organization which he founded to combat environmental crime through analytic and data driven approaches.  

Courses Taught

CRIM 462 Law Enforcement and Homeland Security

CRIM 230 Intro to Homeland Security 


MPA, Florida Gulf Coast University

BS, (Criminal Justice), Florida Gulf Coast University

Recent Presentations

Intelligence Driven Policing - Achieving Success against the Drug Threat at the State and Local Level

National Intelligence Priorities and the Policymaker - Enabling the Foreign Policy Decision Making Process