Agostino von Hassell
He studied history at Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude in 1974, and attended Columbia Journalism School, graduating in 1975. He has taught as adjunct professor in the graduate program of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, teaching members of the New York City Police Department in subjects such as counter-terrorism and leadership. CareerEdit Hassell has written extensively on military and war history for publications such as The Marine Corps Gazette, Die Zeit (Germany), Naval Proceedings, Defense News, and The Navy Times, among others. He is the author of Warriors: The United States Marine Corps and Strike Force: U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations, as well as In Honor of America and, together with Herm Dillon, West Point: The Bicentennial Book. In November 2006 St. Martin’s Press in New York released Alliance of Enemies: Hassell has contributed sections to the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement. He co-authored (with W. McDonald and M.R. Haberfeld) a chapter in Comparative Policing The Struggle for Democratization, titled International Cooperation in Policing: A Partial Answer to the Query? In 2007 coauthored and presented (with M.R. Haberfeld) an article titled Proper Proactive Training to Terrorist Presence and Operations in Friendly Urban Environments, at the NATO Counter-Terrorism Conference in Washington, D.C. subsequently published by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program. He is a life member of the United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents, the National Defense Industrial Association, the OSS Society, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, the American Society of Magazine Photographers, the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation, and the Authors Guild. Hassell is president of The Repton Group, a New York City–based intelligence gathering and consulting organization.