Thomas Drake

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Birthday
22, 1957
Birthplace
Louisiana
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1957 (age 62)
Birthplace
Louisiana

About

Most well known as a National Security Agency whistleblower, he was awarded both a Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence Award and a Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling. Also a decorated serviceman, he worked as a voice and intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.

Before Fame

He was educated at the University of Maryland and the University of Arizona.

Trivia

He was featured in a 2014 documentary film titled Silenced.

Family Life

The son of a Second World War veteran and a personal secretary to Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, Drake was born in Louisiana.

Associated With

He and Edward Snowden are both famous for speaking out about what they believed to be questionable NSA practices.