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True skepticism does not begin by being anti-anything. The processes of open consideration and examination (i.e., research) will ultimately establish whether something exists or not. ~ Ingo Swann

Paul H. Smith Remote Viewing Training Experience

Paul H. Smith served for seven years in the government's remote viewing program at Ft. Meade, MD (from September 1983 to August 1990).  During 1984, he became one of only a handful of government personnel to be personally trained as coordinate remote viewers by Ingo Swann at SRI-International.  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 recruiting officer and unit security officer.  He is credited with over a thousand training and operational remote viewing sessions during his time with the unit at Ft. Meade.

Raised in Boulder City, Nevada, he enlisted in the Army in 1976 for Arabic training, attended Officer Candidate School, and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence officer.  Besides his tour at Ft.  Meade, his military assignments included Arabic linguist, electronic warfare operator, strategic intelligence officer for a special operations unit, Mid-East desk officer, 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 for the Military District of Washington, from which he retired in 1996.

Paul has a BA from Brigham Young University in Mid-East Affairs, Art, and English; an MS from the Defense Intelligence College (Mid-East Concentration); and a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in consciousness, the philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind.

He or his work as a remote viewer have been featured on television programs such as CBS Sunday Morning, the Arts & Entertainment Network's "The Unexplained," the History Channel's "History Undercover" and "Weird US" series, "Strange Universe," "Inside Edition," and two documentaries on remote viewing produced for German television.  He has also been a guest on "Coast to Coast AM" on numerous occasions with both George Noory and Art Bell, and has been interviewed by Whitley Streiber, Bill Birnes, Bob & Zohe Heironimous, Jeff Rense, Alex Tsarkis, Kevin Smith, Rob McConnell, and many others.  Paul is also featured in the bonus features of the DVD release of the film "Suspect Zero," starring Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Paul's book, Reading the Enemy's Mind:  Inside Star Gate -- America's Psychic Espionage Program (Tor/Forge 2005/2006) was chosen as the Book Bonus Feature and Editor's Choice for the March 2006 issue of Readers Digest.  He is also co-producer of the widely-praised LearnDowsing DVD training set.

Besides serving as President of Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc., a company offering remote viewing training courses to individuals and small groups, he also works as a remote viewer and RV consultant, is a founding director and past president of the non-profit International Remote Viewing Association.   Paul and RVIS, Inc. can be reached via:

  • Email Paul H. Smith
  • Telephone: (866) 229-7847
  • Mail: PO Box 1003, Round Rock, TX 78680


Further background information: CURRICULUM VITAE