This book addresses interpersonal communication skills within HUMINT (Human Source Collection Intelligence). It draws from the expertise developed by Dr. Jim Schnell’s 35 years in the military intelligence community, most notably serving as a HUMINT officer in China under the auspices of his Assistant Air Attache assignment in Beijing. This practitioner experience is enhanced via his theoretical background in civilian higher education. Schnell’s Ph.D. (Ohio University, 1982) in human communication processes and relevant scholarly publications, focusing on cross-cultural communication, provide ample context for analyzing HUMINT operations. His work as a Fulbright Scholar and multiple fellowships at the East-West Center (Honolulu) have served to cultivate insights relevant for the civilian academic community and military intelligence professionals. He has held teaching posts at Ohio State University, Royal University of Phnom Penh, University of Cincinnati, Joint Special Operations University, Miami University, Beijing Jiaotong University and Ohio Dominican University.