Robert Freniere

Profile Updated: June 15, 2016
Residing In: West Chester, PA USA
Occupation: Independent National Security Consultant
Children: Robert William Freniere, II, March 1990
Eagle Scout, Outstanding NJROTC Cadet, A.A. in Criminal More…Justice (CJ); continuing on four-year CJ degree at U of MD

Eric Michael Seignious Freniere, April 1992
Incredible high school quarterback, two classes from BS in International
Business and Georgraphic Information Systems, West Chester University, PA
Military Service: US Army (six years) US Air Force (24 years)  

Graduate Distinguished Military Graduate of The Citadel with B.S.,1976

US Armored Cavalry Platoon Leader '76-78 (Czech and East German Borders)

US Army Military Intelligence Officer 1978-1983

Graduate Fellowships, University of Cincinnati's Criminal Justice then Political Science Departments:
M.S. Criminal Justice '81
M.A. Political Science '82
PhD/ABD '88
Graduated U.S. Naval War College
M.A. Strategic Planning and National Security Studies '00
Executive Certificate in Leadership, University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business '14

Chronologic Professional Career (Continued)

Service Transfer to Air Force Intelligence Officer 1982

Worldwide Terrorism Desk Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency's National Military Intelligence Center 1983-1985

University of Cincinnati Fellowships:
PhD/ABD International Relations '97

US Naval War College:
M.A. National Security & Strategic Studies 1999

Associate Fellow, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XVIII 2000

Deputy Director, USAF Future Concept Development Division, HQ USAF (The Pentagon) Directorate of Strategic Planning and Chief of Wargamming Branch for the USAF Chief of Staff 2001-2003

Director, USAF Strategic Studies Group 2003

Member of the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff
J-39 - Information Operations Division; simultaenously while serving as Special Assistant to General Stanley A. McChrystal, USA

Special Assistant to Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Base Realignment and Closure

Retired from USAF 2006, Colonel

Civilian - Post Military Profession Chronological

Senior Instructor, Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD 2007

Defense Intelligence Agency Special Assistant to the Office for Counterintelligence (DCS) 2007-2008

Defense Intelligence Agency Team Lead for Counterintelligence Support to Worldwide Combatant Commanders 2009-2010

Professor, Intelligence Studies Program, Ameican Military University 2010 - 2012

AFJROTC Instructor, Brewer HS, Brewer, Maine 2010

Senior Consultant to Lion Star Consulting Services, Alexandria, VA 2010 - Present

Senior Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Policy and Doctrine Writier, HQ/ISAF CIED, Kabul, Afghanistan, 01/12 - 04/12

Program Manager for an Afghanistan Country-Wide U.S Government Intelligence Program, 2012

School Story:

Member of AFJROTC
Track Team
Cross Country Team
Manager of Football Team

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Jun 11, 2016 at 10:57 PM
Robert Freniere has left an In Memory comment for Robert Klingensmith.
Jun 07, 2016 at 12:33 PM

     Bob Klingensmith was one of my better friends and I apologize to him, his family and my classmates to taking so long to be able to write a comment about him, but let's just say I am web-site-challenged.  I had heard from my great brother Chuck that Bob had passed away and I couldn't believe it.  He was always so "full-of-life," and had a super sense of humor, was dedicated to the AFJROTC Program (which he and I were very active in), he was "smarter-than-ten-people) and he was a fellow Airman (serving honorably for his nation in the US Air Force) along with me, my brothers Chuck '73 and Bill '75.

     I will end by saying that Bob was the epitome of everything you would want in a classmate, a friend and a citizen.  God Bless him, as I've kept him in my prayers, and all of his immediate and extended family.


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May 19, 2016 at 8:33 PM

Since I know you are with God Mike, I'll pray that you get to meet my Mother and Father there and that you'll be free of pain now and will keep your family in my prayers.  Bob Freniere, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

May 10, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Hey Classmate Jim, best friend and fellow Football Manager! I thought I would let y ou now that I've been living up near West Chester University for the past year to be near my second oldest son, Eric, who has just two classes left to obtain his BS in Business and GIS at West Chester University. Send me an email at if you get a chance. I know we talked a while back and it would be great to catch up with you. :)
Bob '72

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On the steps of General George G. Meade's HQ at Gettysburg.
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Retirement photo.
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With my son Eric Michael Seignious Freniere his fresham year at Valley Forge Military college where he was recruited to be quarterback.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:20 AM
My youngest son, Eric Michael Seignious Freniere as Varsity QB at Paint Branch HS, Jr year.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:20 AM
My mother Corinne Zetts Freniere on the left (in the photo) with her friend George in the middle and my mother's twin, Aunt Claire on the right (in the photo) on 4th St, downtown D.C., 1941 -- notice the soldiers in the background.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:20 AM
A very young 2nd Lieutenant Bob Freniere at what were called "Gunnery Tables" at "Graf" W. Germany. A place where Hitler had all of his armor unit training done.
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Bobby, II on the left of Old Glory and Eric on the right, both "Mission-Ready" when we were stationed at Westover AFB, MA.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:20 AM
Naval JR ROTC Cadet Robert William Freniere, II
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Bob Freniere in Afghanistan, 2012.