Carl J. Jensen III is a Professor and Director of the Intelligence and Security Studies Program at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He is a 1978 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy from 1978 until 1983, first aboard the nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington Carver and then as an aide to the Commander of Submarine Group Five.
Dr. Jensen graduated from FBI New Agents Training in 1984 and served as a field agent in Atlanta, Georgia; Monterey, California; and Youngstown, Ohio. In August 1992, Dr. Jensen reported to the FBI Laboratory where he received certification as a Racketeering Records Examiner. In June 1997, Dr. Jensen reported to the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where he instructed senior police officials at the FBI National Academy, conducted research, provided consultation, and served as Assistant Unit Chief.
Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2006, Dr. Jensen joined the RAND Corporation as a Senior Behavioral Scientist. In 2007, he joined the Legal Studies faculty at the University of Mississippi, where he served as an Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. In 2015, he joined the faculty of The Citadel.
He is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award from the International Association for Intelligence Education, a 2008 recipient of the Thomas Crowe Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Mississippi, and a 2004 recipient of the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Research from the University of Virginia. Dr. Jensen holds a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Maryland. He has instructed throughout the world and is the author of over 70 articles, books, book chapters and technical reports.