Gene J. Del Bianco
Mr. Gene Del Bianco grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts, and attended Boston University’s College of Communication graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with a minor in American Political Theory. He began his journalism career as a photographer with United Press International working throughout the United States. He later transferred overseas where he covered assignments from Brussels to Moscow, and he later joined the Reuters News Agency becoming their first accredited photographer in Beijing, China. | After completing a Master of Arts of Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Mr. Del Bianco joined the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. In this capacity he served as the Chief of Political-Military Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, and as a Political Officer in various positions of responsibility at U.S. Embassies in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines. Mr. Del Bianco also served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and as a Projects Director at the Central Intelligence Agency. | Mr. Del Bianco is a Colonel in the United States Army Reserves and is a graduate of the United States Army War College. During his military career he has served in various Infantry, Special Forces, and Civil Affairs units and has deployed on active duty in support of missions ranging from Operation Provide Comfort to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has also served as a faculty member at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Army War College, and is a member of the editorial board of Parameters Magazine. He is a Department of State Foreign Service Officer who currently serves as the Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor to Headquarters United States Central Command. | When not immersed in diplomatic or military issues, Mr. Del Bianco is a world-ranked professional boxing referee and has officiated in more than 25 world title bouts.