Changing the Guard

Preparing the Intelligence and National Security Community for the Generation Z Officer

by Janna Scott-Tarman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781665738156
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781665738163
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781665738149

About the Book

Janna Scott-Tarman’s career aspirations were forever changed after volunteering as an EMT on September 11, 2001. Now after spending twenty years in the US intelligence and national security community, Scott-Tarman is focusing on preparing that same community for its next generation of young officers, fresh off their own life-inspiring experiences as the youth of a global pandemic and transformative social movements.

In a comprehensive examination of the complex challenges that face the intelligence and national security community, Scott-Tarman relies on her professional experience as a seasoned member of this community to analyze how its leaders can attract the best and brightest of the next generation by being not only flexible in their mission, but also in the way they lead. While sharing personal stories that provide insight into the benefits of working within this community as well as the areas that need improvement, Scott-Tarman shines a light on how the community must transform and evolve to inspire future national security officers to accept and fulfill its important mission.

Changing the Guard offers a study of the intelligence and national security community while providing illuminating insight into how it can successfully recruit the next generation of officers.

About the Author

Janna Scott-Tarman has a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She additionally studied international law through an exchange program at Oxford University in England. She has served twenty years at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Janna has received multiple national and agency-level team awards for the protection of US critical infrastructure and the national defense supply chain, and she was the 2017 recipient of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Intelligence Community Joan A. Dempsey Mentorship Award. Janna is married to Carl, a DC metro mechanic, and together they have a 16-year-old daughter.