About Leutrell Osborne, Sr.

Leutrell M. Osborne, Sr.

Author, Commentator, Public Advocacy,
Risk Analysis

  • US govt intelligence organizations, including the CIA
  • 9/11 – Attack on America – blowback of a CA operation, the Afghan War
  • Covert Action (CA) – Intelligence operations, assassinations, terrorism and drug trade are subsets of CA ops by nation states
  • Counter Intelligence (CI)
  • Unsolved Assassinations Investigations
  • Discrimination
  • Equality

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employed Leutrell “Mike” Osborne (1939- ) for 27 years, 1957-1984. He is widely-recognized as a leading authority on national and transnational intelligence, security and crime issues. He has taught political science and appeared on CNN and BET programs, numerous speaking engagements, radio shows and is an author of espionage thrillers, (“The Dark Operative” Series, Book I “The Black Man in the CIA“). A highlight of Osborne’s life was meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and attending his Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony, in 1964. Self-appointed black ops watchdog, Osborne has re-opened the investigation of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was a target of US government dirty tricks program COINTEL PRO* Also, he is investigating transnational crime, especially organized drug trade and more.

During his 27 years of service as a CIA Case Officer and Communications Security Officer, “Mike”, as he was known by his colleagues and contacts throughout the intelligence community, served in over 30 countries. As a CIA Spy Manager, he supervised CIA agents, spies and assets on 3 continents in what historians and so-called espionage experts have termed the most fertile period of domestic and international spying of the modern era.

He continues to perform threat analyses for both public and private sector clients, and is considered a counter-terrorism expert. This fact was underscored after the 9/11 attacks when he was called to appear on BET with one of the key members of Congress to provide insight into the attacks.

In l989, “Mike” obtained several temporary federal appointments and eventually secured a position at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for five years. Given his unique background one may say that he resumed his continued in service to his government, accepting a position at OPM where he performed as Transformation Management Officer (code named “Change Agent”).

The position at OPM was very familiar to him – one in which he served for six years in the CIA’s ComSec Division, where he re-invented processes and significantly impacted/changed practices of the intelligence community cultivating communications security. While at OPM, Mr. Osborne oversaw programs of the Small Business Administration (SBA), vociferously advocating for small business participation in government contracting. During his OPM tenure, he also served as Chair of the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Council, coordinating the Federal Government small business programs.

After 31 total years of Federal Government service, he retired and turned his attention to the private sector. Currently, he is the Founder and President of Leutrell Osborne & Associates (LOA) and provides security consulting and business re-engineering consulting to enterprises seeking to do business with the Federal Government.


Mr. Osborne is an active community member in Washington D.C. and Anne Arundel County Maryland. His past and present professional affiliations include:

Past Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, Keane Council 353, Washington D.C.
Member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
American Society for Qualified Control (ASQC)
American Genealogical Historical Society Business Committee
Anne Arundel County Executive’s Minority Business Enterprise Committee (MBEC)


Who’s Who in Black Procurement – The National Business League of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1991

I am a spirit in human form on planet earth this time as a
Feb. 2007: CNN Sunday Morning appearance, Black History Month. Osborne and his mother were the first black mother/son to work at CIA. He was one of the first black CIA Case Officers, a “spymaster”. Osborne claims it was his mother’s destiny to raise children who would uphold Justice.

Leutrell Mike Osborne, Sr. My mission is justice, righteousness and peace.
Keyword: Karma

Young Leutrell was interested in becoming a spy by age 12 because his mother worked in a clerical position at the CIA. Maybe that’s why his keyword is “karma”. By 17 his course was set and he began special photography courses. He finished college and continued to acquire core skills, such as four foreign languages.

He became a spy supervisor: “In the CIA Operations Directorate, that’s where all of the case officers are. They are the supervisors of CIA spies. Everything is set around basically case officers because they are the kings. And they are the people in the agency who make things happen, as far as collecting intelligence and running what we call clandestine operations.”

The Spy Who Came Out of the Cold War

Osborne’s advice for would-be managers of spies? “Don’t be afraid and don’t take no for an answer. Don’t let anybody tell you can’t learn enough language, you don’t know how to do things. All of those things that people tell you, don’t believe it. Because it is people trying to keep you out of the good stuff.”

A highlight of Osborne’s life was attending the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while he was stationed in Europe in 1964. Just 25, he spent a precious hour with the civil rights leader.

Later, Osborne found disturbing new details investigating King’s untimely death, identifying his attackers as CIA agents or at least “back pocket” agents. He found E. Howard Hunt may have been involved in the MLK assassination. When Osborne learned of the deaths of many associated with the investigation of King such as two judges and six FBI Special Agents (SAs), Osborne said, “There has to be fire where there is smoke.”

In simple language the US Government need to increase oversight on Covert Action intelligence operations because so many fail and backfire.”

Black Man in the CIA

One of the themes of the book The Black Man In The CIA (BMCIA) is that the U.S. has to change method of operating (MOD) in the 16 agencies of the Intelligence Community. In simple language the U.S. Government needs to increase HUMIN collection operations while accepting greater oversight and scrunity on Covert Action intellignece operations. Bad news about CIA and USA’s Intelligence Community generally comes from failed Covert Action intelligence operations. We are caught in the “matrix of a cultural illusion.” The Cultural Illusion is a euphemism for Covert Action Intelligence operations.

One Response to “About Leutrell Osborne, Sr.”

  1. Stormulf Says:

    And just who is going to do the “oversight and scrutiny?” Congress? The Senate? The Judiciary? Right 😉 …

    This government isn’t capable of any true, lasting, or real ‘oversight and scrutiny.’ The ‘three branches’ of this very corrupt tree had best be doing a little ‘oversight and scrutiny’ of themselves! dba., the UNITED STATES since ‘1871’ was it?

    A case of the pot calling thekettle … black?’

    Your site looks great, Leutrell, and I’m happy you’ve begun to wordpress it. Looks like ‘remote lining’ isn’t appreciated by 50 megs, though. Maybe they should try a 50 cal. on for size?

    “De Opresso Liber”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: