Among Vince’s military assignments was staff officer, strategist and concept writer at the Pentagon.
As a Colonel, his last assignment was at the DoD Defense Intelligence Agency as an accredited diplomat and Air Attaché assigned to the U.S. embassy, Baghdad, Iraq.
Vince was instrumental in documenting the rise and activities of ISIL in Iraq and elsewhere. His intelligence reports were read by President Obama and other senior leaders. Vince continues to write on matters of U.S. defense and current events in the Middle East at this blog and elsewhere
Vince retired from the Air Force November 2014.