Q: What is the most remarkable feature of an intelligence officer’s appearance?
A: Nothing at all. They are inconspicuous.
Their clothing, accessories, and behavior must be as unremarkable as possible, their lives (and the lives of others) may depend on it. This is a responsibility that operational artisans, technicians, and engineers of the Office of Technical Readiness (OTR) take seriously. America’s intelligence officers can safely collect intelligence in hostile environments because they know that quality and craftsmanship have been “built in” to their appearances, leaving no traces to alert the enemy. Thus, intelligence officers who are “unremarkable” in their daily activities, such as walking to buy a newspaper on a drizzly day, bravely collect “remarkable” intelligence undetected by hostile observers.
Q: What makes an intelligence officer “well dressed”?
A: They wear clothing and accessories skillfully crafted by operational artisans, technicians, and engineers from the Office of Technical Readiness (OTR).
“Well dressed” intelligence officers have confidence, whether attending a formal social event or performing their daily routine, because the clothing and accessories they wear have been expertly crafted to be secure and stylish – perhaps concealing a miniature camera behind a brooch or button.