Richard Ghazal

Richard Ghazal is a senior advisor for In Defense of Christians. As a US Air Force judge advocate, Richard has served as legal advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force, federal prosecutor, and special assistant US attorney. As an intelligence officer, Richard was the US Air Force in Europe’s chief of Levant political-military intelligence, with special focus on Hezbollah. Richard has commanded over 1,500 hours of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations (via remotely piloted aircraft) for combat overwatch.

Richard completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy at Rhode Island College, and is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Intelligence Officer School. As an active duty airman, Richard earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership at Regent University, and Juris Doctorate at New England School of Law. Richard is an ordained reader in the Syriac Orthodox Church, and speaks the Turoyo dialect of Aramaic.

Richard’s expressed views are his own, and do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or Department of the Air Force.

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