Who are we?
Proficiency1 is a team of former and current practicioners of intelligence and national security who are commited to providing practical and effective training based on their personal experiences and expertise.
Proficiency1 Director Dr. Chris Savos
Chris is dedicated to helping analysts everywhere build great careers. In addition to running and developing courses for Proficiency1, he designs and delivers unique in-person leadership, analytic, and professional skills training programs to a range of clients in the Intelligence Community and the private sector.
Chris has extensive experience as an executive manager, leader, and analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he worked for 22 years and earned the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Agency’s highest award for career service. Chris successfully led analytical units that covered sensitive issues in the Middle East and South and East Asia. He was also the CIA’s first Lead Talent Officer for the Directorate of Analysis and oversaw talent management and development programs for the Agency’s analytic workforce. After his Agency career Chris was a principal at a homeland security-focused consulting firm and served as Director of Operations for a software startup in the Middle East.
Chris earned a BA in government from Dartmouth College and a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can learn more about him at www.chrissavos.com