Thomas Drake is a decorated Air Force and Navy veteran, who has been awarded numerous medals including:
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Air Medal
- Air Force Commendation Medal
- Ridenhour prize
- Sam Adams Award
Drake was a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service.
With a strong technical background in surveillance and computers, Drake was also one of the top NSA executives, and was Senior Change Leader within the NSA.
Drake testified to the Congressional Inquiry on 9/11, and Senator Saxby Chamblis’ Subcommittee hearings on 9/11.
To get a sense of who Drake is, watch this recent PBS interview.
The Washington’s Blog interview with Drake is presented in the following segments:
- NSA Started Spying On Journalists in 2002 … In Order to Make Sure They Didn’t Report On Mass Surveillance