The SOCINT Institute is a service disabled veteran owned and operated small business established in 2010. The President and Founder of the SOCINT Institute, Kerry Patton, believed after years serving under multiple capacities as a military member and civilian contractor alike, that we lack fundamental knowledge pertaining the multidimensional human systems and networks which we attempt to influence. He is the author of the book Sociocultural Intelligence: The New Discipline of Intelligence Studies. After multiple conversations amongst a plethora of mentors, it became apparent that writing such a book was not enough.  Today, the SOCINT Institute works extremely close with like-minded organizations in an attempt to better the successes of those operators working domestically and internationally through rendering unique social and cultural intelligence initiatives.