A native of Boulder City, Nevada and now a resident of Cedar City, Utah, Paul H. Smith has a BA from Brigham Young University, an MS from the National Intelligence University; and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, writing on philosophy of mind, consciousness, philosophy of parapsychology, and philosophy of science. He enlisted in the Army in 1976 and served for seven years in the government’s Star Gate remote viewing psychic espionage program at Ft. Meade, MD. He is one of only a handful of government personnel to be personally trained in coordinate remote viewing (CRV) by the legendary Ingo Swann and Dr. Harold E. Puthoff at SRI-International, the home of the original CIA psychic spy program. Paul was the primary author of the government RV program’s CRV training manual, and served as theory instructor for new CRV trainee personnel, as well as official unit historian and security officer.
His military assignments also included Arabic linguist, electronic warfare operator, strategic intelligence officer for an Army Special Forces unit, tactical intelligence officer with the 101st Airborne Division during Desert Storm/Shield, strategic intelligence officer in the Collection Directorate of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and chief of the intelligence and security division, DCSOPS, for the Military District of Washington.
Paul is president of Remote Viewing Instructional Services, the full-service remote viewing training and operational intelligence company he founded in 1997; a founding director and president of the non-profit International Remote Viewing Association; an advisory board member of the Austin, Texas-based Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies; and a Life Member of the American Society of Dowsers.
His book Reading the Enemy’s Mind: Inside Star Gate — America’s Psychic Espionage Program (Tom Dougherty, 2005) was a Reader’s Digest Editor’s Choice and Book Bonus Feature selection. He is also the author of The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing: The Secret Military Remote Perception Skill Anyone Can Learn and is co-producer of the LearnTechnicalDowsing and Remote Perception: Basic Operational Training DVD-based home study courses.