Vice President, Risk Intelligence

Stephen Kinker


Prior to becoming the head of Risk Intelligence, Steve was a senior U.S. intelligence officer who served in various intelligence positions with the Department of Defense. He was selected as a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader (DISL) in 2006.

He has been the Director of the Combined Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Assistant Chief of Staff C2, Combined Forces Command, Republic of Korea (ROK). In this capacity, he provides oversight and daily direction for over 70 U.S. and ROK personnel conducting all-source, multi-spectrum intelligence operations ranging from Indications and Warnings to future estimates.


  • Director, Combined Joint Intelligence Operations Center, ROK-US Combined Forces Command
  • Special Advisor to USFK
  • Senior Analyst, J2, US Forces Korea
  • Linguist Evaluator, Detachment 32, US Air Force
  • Support Specialist, US Army INSCOM, Maryland
  • Support Specialist, 500th Military Intelligence Group, Japan


  • University of Maryland (BA in East Asian Studies)
  • University of Oklahoma (MA in Public Administration)
  • Air War College
  • Korean Language, Defense Language Institute