Charles Sowell

BORDER911 Foundation, INC.
Chairman of the Board

Charles (Charlie) Sowell is the founder and CEO of SE&M Solutions, a management consulting and IT services firm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

In 2021, Charlie served as the Site Director for a $719M 2,400 employee Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility for 1,500 Unaccompanied Migrant Children. He attended the Border Patrol Industry Academy in 2016.

Charlie has 23 years in industry from the intelligence analyst to CEO level. He served in the federal government as the Deputy Assistant Director for Special Security and Program Executive for Security Clearance Reform at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He established and led the DNI’s Security Executive Agent national policy and oversight office responsible for the $5B+ USG security clearance enterprise. He also served as Senior Advisor to the DNI for Personnel Security issues. He was appointed as a Senior National Intelligence Service (SNIS) officer in 2008. Charlie is a subject matter expert on personnel vetting activities and initiatives across government, including Trusted Workforce 2.0, the Performance Accountability Council Program Management Office (PAC PMO), and the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).

Charlie retired from the Navy as a Commander following 27 years of active duty and reserve assignments as a Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, Operations Officer, Intelligence Officer, NCIS Agent and Intelligence Specialist (enlisted). He received his BA in International Studies from Old Dominion University and his MS in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College (now National Intelligence University). He completed the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business Executive Program “Leading the IC” in 2012.

Charlie has been a guest commentator on Fox Business News, MSNBC, WTOP, Federal News Network, the Washington Post, New York Times, Defense News and ClearanceJobs providing background on national security issues.




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