Thai Forward Air Guides in Laos during the Second IndoChina War
Mr. Paul Carter is a doctoral candidate at Chulalongkorn University. He holds a Master’s degree in Thai Studies from Chulalongkorn University, with a thesis on “Thai Forward Air Guides in Laos during the Second Indochina War.” He is a retired U.S. Army intelligence officer, having served in Afghanistan with the 82D Airborne Division in 2002-2003. He subsequently spent seven years at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington D.C., focusing on Iran and Iraq. In 2007-2011, he was deployed to Iraq’s combat zones for four tours, providing critical information to U.S. forces while informing U.S. national policy makers on Iraqi trends and developments. In 2013, the U.S. Office Director of National Intelligence awarded him the U.S. President’s Daily Brief Professional Recognition Award for co-authoring 14 U.S. Presidential Daily Briefs from 2011-2014 on Middle East topics vital to U.S. national security. Mr. Carter is also a special lecturer each year on Cross Cultural Communications at Mahidol University, International Business class.