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Stephen Noguera

Special Agent, U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Chair and Professor of National Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Special Agent Stephen Noguera serves as the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Chair and Professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’, College of International and Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He also serves as the Deputy Program Director for the Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Program. Stephen holds an MA in Management, a Diploma from the US Naval War College and is currently a PhD student in Criminal Justice.

Stephen has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and began his career in Southern California in 1987 and worked at several local agencies in a variety of assignments to include positions focused on drugs, gangs, organized crime and criminal intelligence. From December 1997 to December 1998 Noguera served in the United Nations International Police Task Force (UNIPTF) in Bosnia-Herzegovina and was seconded to the United Nations International Drug Control Program (UNDCP) as a drugs & organized crime instructor/advisor to the Bosnian Government. Following 14 years of service in local law enforcement, Stephen joined the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in 2001.

During his career with NCIS, he has served in a variety of general criminal investigations, counterintelligence and counterterrorism positions around the world. As an academic researcher, his main themes of research are: Countering Transnational Organized Crime, Street Gangs, Prison Gangs, Crime x Terror Nexus, Terrorism/CT.

He speaks fluent Spanish and basic Portuguese.