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Yoel Tobin

From: Yoel Tobin
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 6:02 PM
To: 'pat.downs@osd.mir
Cc: Team 1; Team 2; Front Office
Subject: reinterviewingj nd Louis Andre
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Dear Pat:

As we discussed, Commission staff would like to reinterview | pnd Mr. Andre during January 2004,
preferably during the first half of the month. The focus of theseTnTeTvTews would be the history and growth of Al
Qaeda. Please contact me to arrange scheduling, or if you have any questions about this request. I can be
reached at 202-331 -4071. We greatly appreciate your assistance.

Yoel Tobin
Professional Staff Member
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

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Yoel Tobin

From: Downs, Pat, Ms, OSD-USDI [Pat.Downs@osd.mil]
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 7:07 PM
To: Yoel Tobin; Downs, Pat, Ms, OSD-USDI
Cc: Team 1; Team 2; Front Office; Brewer, Stephanie, Ms, OSD-USDI
Subject: RE: reinterviewingj |and Louis Andre (FOUO)

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Yoel, .,
Thank you. I am forwarding your e-mail to Stephanie Brewer who will handle the arrangements with you and with
DIA. Pat .
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From: Yoel Tobin [mailto:ytobin@9-llcommission.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 6:02 PM
To: pat.downs@osd.mil
Cc: Team 1; Team 2; Front Office
Subject: reinterviewing| [and Louis Andre

Dear Pat:

As we discussed, Commission staff would like to reinterview I land Mr. Andre during January
2004, preferably during the first half of the month. The focus of these interviews would be the history and
growth of Al Qaeda. Please contact me to arrange scheduling, or if you have any questions about this
request. I can be reached at 202-331-4071, We greatly appreciate your assistance.

Yoel Tobin
Professional Staff Member
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

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Document Date: 12-30-2003
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Office of the

Chief Operating Officer
Louis E. Andre
Chief Operating Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency

Louis Andre became the Chief Operating Officer, the first to hold that position, in March of 2003.
Major responsibilities include central management of substantive actions and requirements,
strategic planning, organizational performance evaluation, and business process improvement. A
principal focus is on the transformation of Defense intelligence in response to broad guidance from
the Department of Defense. Prior to assuming this position, he served for three and a half years as
the Special Assistant to the Director for Intelligence (J2) Joint Staff where, as the senior civilian
within the J2, he had wide-ranging substantive, managerial, and programmatic responsibilities.
Earlier, Mr. Andre served as the Research Director for the Directorate for intelligence Production
(Dl).
Mr. Andre has held a variety of analytic and managerial positions to include Senior Intelligence
Officer for the Combat Issues Office, Chief of the Low Intensity Conflict Division, Chief of the
Global Analysis Division, and Chief of the Counterterrorism Branch. Mr. Andre's tenure in the
Defense Intelligence Agency has been marked by extensive interagency functions and
responsibilities, both within and external to the Intelligence Community.
Mr. Andre served in the United States Army from March 1967 to February 1970. He received his
commission from Infantry Officers Candidate School and qualified as a Special Forces Officer upon
completion of specialized training at the John F. Kennedy Center for Special Warfare.
Subsequently, Mr. Andre served as an instructor for jungle warfare, Jungle Operations Training
Center, Panama, and as an "A-Team" member assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne),
Republic of Vietnam.
Mr. Andre's military decorations include the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, numerous
Presidential and Meritorious Unit Citations, and the Combat Infantry Badge. Civilian citations
include the Defense Intelligence Agency Director's Award for Exceptional Civilian Service, the
National Military Intelligence Association's John T. Hughes Award, and Presidential Rank of
Meritorious Executive.
Mr. Andre attended the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, the Federal Executive
Institute, the Intelligence Fellows Program, and the Program for Senior Officials in National
Security, Harvard University.

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Document Date: 11-10-2003
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Subject: Interview of Louis Andre

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