Mr. Desmond is pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia on a full higher degree research scholarship. His area of study is focused on applying human factors and ergonomics method to optimising Cryptolaundering interventions.
Previously, Mr. Desmond has variously served in the U.S. military and in various capacities with the U.S. Government. Mr. Desmond is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom IV and V.
Mr. Desmond attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University as a National Security Fellow, and as a Senior Fellow to the George C. Marshall School of Democratic Studies, in Garmisch Germany.
Mr. Desmond has a Bachelor of Arts from Oregon State University, a Master of Arts from Indiana University and has published articles in the Journal of Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement, and a book on Soviet Military and Intelligence Services Camouflage. He has numerous awards from the United States Army, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mr. Desmond is expected to complete his PhD in 2020.