Francis Jeffries

Mr. Jeffries has over 40 years of technical experience in private industry, US government service, running his own risk information business, and US Navy active duty and teaching at the university level.

Applied Language R&D (computer assisted machine translation); Bayesian Analysis (identifying the likelihood of an event happened using GeNIe software); Chinese Mandarin and Vietnamese (Hanoi dialect) linguist; Decision Analysis, Research Methodology, Quantitative Analysis, and Modeling; Game Theory (trying to predict future international outcomes); Political/Country Risk Analysis; Strategic Planning (5-year planning, metrics and performance measurement development); Time-series Forecasting (using MS Excel and neural net software)

While on US Navy active duty was a cryptologist, foreign area analyst, Vietnamese and Chinese Mandarin linguist, and technical language instructor. He has extensive experience (over 20 years of active and reserve duty) in Russian, Sub-Saharan African, Chinese, and Vietnamese area studies. His duty stations included: Karamursel, Turkey; Sidi Yahia, Morocco; U.S.S. Liberty (AGTR-5) (during three African cruises with visits to the Canary Islands, Senegal, Liberia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola, and South Africa); Phu Bai, Vietnam; at Goodfellow Air Force Base and at a governmental agency.

Jeffries taught intermittently as a Professorial Lecturer of International Studies. Subjects included graduate courses in Political Risk Analysis and Advanced Analytical Methods.

Mr. Jeffries has also taught at Potomac College, American Military University (on-line), Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (in Winona and Taipei, Taiwan), George Washington University, Keller Graduate School of Management, and lectured at the Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management (Washington DC seminar). While on US Navy active duty he taught technical North Vietnamese language and military instructors how to instruct.

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