Joaquin Trujillo, PhD, is the Founder and CXO of Authenticity LLC. He formerly served the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a National Clandestine Service (NCS) Operations Officer. His 10-year operational and management career at the CIA encompassed field assignments in Europe, WMA, and the Middle East, and included one combat-zone tour and designations as Acting Chief of Station (ACOS) and Acting Chief of Base (ACOB). He is a CIA Field Tradecraft Course (FTC) graduate, a former CIA Directorate of Intelligence Graduate Fellow, and holds a PhD in Sociology from Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Trujillo has coached US Military and Special Operation Forces in the leadership and execution of intelligence operations and served as an Intelligence Instructor (HUMINT) at the US Department of Defense - Defense Advanced Tradecraft Course (DATC).
Dr. Trujillo's methodological expertise comprises phenomenology (hermeneutics), cybernetics (general systems theory), logotherapy (existential-psychotherapy), and ethnography (fieldwork). He also knows statistics. His scientific work centers on a first-principles approach and has labored to elucidate human phenomena (e.g., thinking, intelligence, common sense) in advanced and industrial technologies (e.g., spaceflight, AI, knowledge acquisition, quantum mechanics, mining) and daily living. His research articles are regularly published in refereed journals. He has one published book, also refereed, and holds an active “Secret” clearance. A bibliography of his scientific work can be read here:
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