Myles Michael Wolfman, 64, a retired Defense Intelligence Agency official with expertise in Asian affairs, died of cancer Nov. 18 at his home in Arlington. He lived in the Washington area for more than 35 years. With the agency from 1969 to 1995, Mr. Wolfman served as an intelligence analyst, senior military analyst and political analyst. He also was chief of an intelligence branch. He was instrumental in the formation of the Pentagon’s National Military Joint Intelligence Center and served for 16 years as operations chief of its indications and warning watch team. In recent years, he was a government security investigator and a private investigator. Mr. Wolfman was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from the Citadel in 1962. On active Army duty, he served as an infantry officer in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division, known as the Big Red One, from 1965 to 1966. He was discharged from active duty in 1967 and continued to serve with the reserve until retiring as a colonel in 2000. His decorations included the Army Commendation Medal. He was a graduate of the Defense Intelligence College and the Army Command and General Staff College. He also earned a master’s degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina in 1974 and a master’s degree in personnel management from Central Michigan University in 1984. His memberships included the Society of the First Infantry Division and the American Legion. His marriage to Carolyn Jean Player ended in divorce. His second wife, Lucila Dagami Wolfman, died in 1986. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Rizalina Serafin Sally Wolfman of Arlington; two sons from the first marriage, Myles Wolfman Jr. of Charleston, S.C., and Sean Wolfman of Tampa; two daughters from the third marriage, Wendy Wolfman and Samantha Wolfman, both of Arlington; and a brother.
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