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Leutrell M. Osborne, Sr.

Author, Commentator, Public Advocacy,
Risk Analysis, Constitutional & Civil Liberties

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  • US govt intelligence organizations, including the CIA
  • 9/11 - Attack on America - blowback of a CA operation, the Afghan War
  • Covert Action (CA) - Intelligence operations, assassinations, terrorism and drug trade are subsets of CA ops by nation states
  • Counter Intelligence (CI)
  • Unsolved Assassinations Investigations
  • Discrimination
  • Equality

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.

The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employed Leutrell "Mike" Osborne (1939- ) for 27 years, 1957-1984. He is widely-recognized as a leading authority on national and transnational intelligence, security and crime issues. He has taught political science and appeared on CNN and BET programs, numerous speaking engagements, radio shows and is an author of espionage thrillers, (“The Dark Operative” Series, Book I "The Black Man in the CIA").

A highlight of Osborne's life was meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and attending his Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, in 1964. Self-appointed black ops watchdog, Osborne has re-opened the investigation of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was a target of US government dirty tricks program COINTEL PRO* Also, he is investigating transnational crime, especially organized drug trade and more.

Osborne is interviewed in Michael C. Ruppert's book Crossing the Rubicon, calling Ruppert's source Mike Vreeland a "dangle" or piece of intelligence bait.


I believe that, from the information I have seen, “Mike” Vreeland tried to pass information to the Canadian government that should have been passed to the US government. This information had to do with the attacks of September 11. Whatever other attempts were made by Vreeland and his attorneys to alert US and Canadian officials of the attacks, it is clear he did pass information about the pending attacks to his guards in August. I am willing to go to the Secretary of the Navy to determine whether or not he was actually a Navy officer.

“I know that there have been other US citizens with a similar background used on missions similar to what is alleged by Vreeland. This man fits a pattern. I would like for the Secret Sevice to put him on a polygraph.” --LMO


*COINTELPRO was a covert FBI counter-intelligence operation of the 60s and early 70s, turned against American citizens. It enabled the FBI and police to exacerbate the movements' internal stresses until beleaguered activists turned on one another. Whites were pitted against Blacks, Blacks against Chicanos and Puerto Ricans, students against workers, workers against people on welfare, men against women, religious activists against atheists, Christians against Jews, Jews against Muslims. "Anonymous" accusations of infidelity ripped couples apart. Backers of women's and gay liberation were attacked. Money was repeatedly stolen and precious equipment sabotaged to intensify pressure and sow suspicion and mistrust.

Profile of a Spy Manager

The transformative worldview that we are all in it together is the only foundation for mutually assured survival rather than the deadly alternative.

Leutrell Osborne is

  • 1) a transformation Subject Matter Expert (SME);

    2) an espionage SME,

    3) a government contracting expert,

    4) a corporate and business growth guru, and

    5) mentor.

SMEs are the subject experts, who provide valuable insights on projects and their strategy, implementation and coordination. SMEs provide the content and help transform that content into material that can easily be learned:

  • SME are responsible on how tasks, to include the order of performance steps, are to be performed, while trainers are responsible on how that material will be presented (demonstrate - practice - hands-on test).
  • SME are responsible on technical-jargon, while trainers decide if that jargon needs to be explained (unless the jargon is offensive).
  • SME are responsible for what is acceptable performance, while trainers decide how that performance will be evaluated (written, hands-on, oral).
  • SME are responsible for providing the performance objectives, while trainers are responsible for turning the objectives into a viable learning or performance objectives (task - observable action, conditions, standards - at least one measurable criterion).



During his 27 years of service as a CIA Case Officer and Communications Security Officer, “Mike”, as he was known by his colleagues and contacts throughout the intelligence community, served in over 30 countries. As a CIA Spy Manager, he supervised CIA agents, spies and assets on 3 continents in what historians and so-called espionage experts have termed the most fertile period of domestic and international spying of the modern era.

He continues to perform threat analyses for both public and private sector clients, and is considered a counter-terrorism expert. This fact was underscored after the 9/11 attacks when he was called to appear on BET with one of the key members of Congress to provide insight into the attacks.

In l989, “Mike” obtained several temporary federal appointments and eventually secured a position at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for five years. Given his unique background one may say that he resumed his continued in service to his government, accepting a position at OPM where he performed as Transformation Management Officer (code named “Change Agent”).

The position at OPM was very familiar to him – one in which he served for six years in the CIA’s ComSec Division, where he re-invented processes and significantly impacted/changed practices of the intelligence community cultivating communications security. While at OPM, Mr. Osborne oversaw programs of the Small Business Administration (SBA), vociferously advocating for small business participation in government contracting. During his OPM tenure, he also served as Chair of the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Council, coordinating the Federal Government small business programs.

After 31 total years of Federal Government service, he retired and turned his attention to the private sector. Currently, he is the Founder and President of Leutrell Osborne & Associates (LOA) and provides security consulting and business re-engineering consulting to enterprises seeking to do business with the Federal Government.


Mr. Osborne is an active community member in Washington D.C. and Anne Arundel County Maryland. His past and present professional affiliations include:

Past Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, Keane Council 353, Washington D.C.
Member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
American Society for Qualified Control (ASQC)
American Genealogical Historical Society Business Committee
Anne Arundel County Executive’s Minority Business Enterprise Committee (MBEC)


Who's Who in Black Procurement - The National Business League of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1991

Coming Attractions:
Appearances & Events 2009

Book Leutrell for speaking or consulting - podcasts, radio, TV, personal appearances: 



2009 Radio Interview:


Feb. 2007: CNN Sunday Morning appearance, Black History Month. Osborne and his mother were the first black mother/son to work at CIA. He was one of the first black CIA Case Officers, a "spymaster". Osborne claims it was his mother's destiny to raise children who would uphold Justice.

Soon: Publication of The Dark Operative Series Book I: THE BLACK MAN IN THE CIA, (BMCIA).
Also, CDs and DVDs of Osborne presentations.


Leutrell’s Business Blog


Transnational Institute of Culture Blog


Dark Operative Series Blog


TO BOOK LEUTRELL OSBORNE, Sr. for your event or show, contact him at iiculture@mac.com

I am a spirit in human form on planet earth this time as a
Leutrell Mike Osborne, Sr. My mission is justice, righteousness and peace.
Keyword: Karma

Young Leutrell was interested in becoming a spy by age 12 because his mother worked in a clerical position at the CIA. Maybe that’s why his keyword is “karma”. By 17 his course was set and he began special photography courses. He finished college and continued to acquire core skills, such as four foreign languages.

He became a spy supervisor: “In the CIA Operations Directorate, that's where all of the case officers are. They are the supervisors of CIA spies. Everything is set around basically case officers because they are the kings. And they are the people in the agency who make things happen, as far as collecting intelligence and running what we call clandestine operations.”

The Spy Who Came Out of the Cold War

Osborne’s advice for would-be managers of spies? “Don't be afraid and don't take no for an answer. Don't let anybody tell you can't learn enough language, you don't know how to do things. All of those things that people tell you, don't believe it. Because it is people trying to keep you out of the good stuff.”

A highlight of Osborne’s life was attending the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while he was stationed in Europe in 1964. Just 25, he spent a precious hour with the civil rights leader.

Later, Osborne found disturbing new details investigating King's untimely death, identifying his attackers as CIA agents or at least "back pocket" agents. He found E. Howard Hunt may have been involved in the MLK assassination. When Osborne learned of the deaths of many associated with the investigation of King such as two judges and six FBI Special Agents (SAs), Osborne said, "There has to be fire where there is smoke."

"In simple language the US Government need to increase oversight on Covert Action intelligence operations because so many fail and backfire."

See Gary Revel's "They Slew the Dreamer"

"The Reverend King has been shot." April 4, 1968, Memphis Police Dispatch announces in this live recording. HSCA Chief-Counsel then introduces himself to James Earl Ray inside the walls of Brushy Mountain Prison. Gary Revel sings his song that uncovers the MLK assassination with the pictures of Martin and those who were most responsible for the murder; Lyndon Baines Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Vito Genovese, Santo Trafficante Jr., Sam Giancana, Meyer Lansky, Joseph Colombo, Frank Costello, Don Carlo Gambino, Joseph Bonnano, Paul Castellano, Carlos Marcello, Dealy Plaza Tramps and the CIA's E. Howard Hunt. (Vito Genovese is pictured twice). The spell-binding story of Gary's investigation is coming to film, look for it at a theater near you.

Black Man in the CIA

One of the themes of the book The Black Man In The CIA (BMCIA) is that the U.S. has to change method of operating (MOD) in the 16 agencies of the Intelligence Community. In simple language the U.S. Government needs to increase HUMINT collection operations while accepting greater oversight and scrunity on Covert Action intelligence operations. Bad news about CIA and USA's Intelligence Community generally comes from failed Covert Action intelligence operations. We are caught in the "matrix of a cultural illusion." The Cultural Illusion is a euphemism for Covert Action Intelligence operations.


1994 - Present - founder, LEUTRELL OSBORNE & ASSOCIATES (LOA), formerly PAMCO


Mr. Osborne founded Paragon Asset Management Company (PAMCO) after retirement from the Federal Government. He served as Chief Security Planner for the firm, enabling the company to develop client projects consisting of system and process improvement and focused marketing to the Federal Government. In 2007, PAMCO was re-engineered into Leutrell Osborne & Associates (LOA) when LOA decided to focus on Risk Analysis and assisting clients to identify, analyze and resolve business and personal issues.

As a veteran Counter Intelligence Officer and counter intelligence expert, Osborne uses his core competencies in information assurance (IA) and business counter measures. Mr. Osborne structures strong leadership and consulting services for LOA providing safety, health and security services for improving business up to and including countering terrorism, but focusing on healthy business development by healthy business people. Thus, "Wellness" is a crucial part of the LOA marketing package.

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