‘D.I.C.E’ man visits Camp Smith
By Story by Lance Cpl. Kevin Beebe
| | October 15, 2009
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii --
The dice donning "D.I.C.E. Man" Raymond M. Semko, one of the foremost security experts with Defense Security Service, speaks to U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, personnel Oct. 15 at the Pollock Theater. The Defensive Information to Counter Espionage brief fulfilled several annual training requirements for Department of Defense employees and service members as Semko went through national security measures by explaining how any one individual can compromise the country's operational integrity.
The appropriately tailored, and seemingly unassuming Semko began the brief by pointing out his untraditional appearance, slowly explaining throughout the course of instruction why and how counterintelligence operatives provide an inconspicuous appearance in order to turn relatively common information into intelligence. Semko has been conducting security briefings since 1989 after a lifelong career of military and counterintelligence experience.
The briefing coincides with the base's operational security, Semko adding, "I want to change the attitude toward security - stop assuming everyone with a badge is stable and secure. It's usually the one's we trust that end up hurting America. That's what drives me."