PLATINUM LCdr Andrew Chester, RN, Canada
LCdr Andrew Chester, RN, Canada, has distinguished himself, first, as a pioneer for the exploiotation of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) within and throughout the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Partners for Peace (PfP), and subsequently as a trainer and practitioner with an especially constructive influence upon the international military environment.
If BGen Jim Cox (CA) was the visionary within NATO who saw the need and orchestrated the direction, LCdr Andrew Chester (CA) was the “doer” who executed the single most intelligent and original Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) conceptual process it has ever been our pleasure to support. He is one of a dozen Platinum Lifetime Award receipients from the first 20 years of group endeavor. Below is his presentation to OSS '01.