Onix Rivera is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Mr. Rivera retired from the Central Intelligence Agency with over 25 years of experience in the Directorate of Operations Counterterrorism Division and promoted to the Ranks of the Senior Executive Intelligence Service (SIS). During his career Mr. Rivera was active against both foreign and domestic National Security threats with numerous assignments in the Middle East, South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, Central Eurasia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia, while serving permanently in Honduras, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Austria and Iraq. Mr. Rivera developed extensive knowledge in numerous foreign environments and disciplines in Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism and Counternarcotic. Mr. Rivera also served in the US Military (Army) and is a former Law Enforcement Officer with US Customs. He served as Guest Speaker and Lecturer for Graduate and Undergraduate student body in John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Department of Law and Police Science in New York City on the fundamentals of Human Intelligence practices and policy. He is a recipient of numerous recognitions to include CIA’s Intelligence Medal of Merit, Distinguished Service Cross from a foreign government, National Cross of Merit, the George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism and the Distinguished and Career Intelligence Medals.