Defense Intelligence Agency

COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE IN DEFENSE OF THE NATION

Leadership

The Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a three-star military officer that rotates between Army, Navy and Air Force approximately every three years and is a principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense and to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on matters of military intelligence. The DIA Director also chairs the Military Intelligence Board, which coordinates activities of the defense intelligence community.  DIA’s Director has two Deputies – one is a civilian employee, and the other is a Senior Enlisted Advisor.

Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, USA
Director
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David R. Shedd
Deputy Director
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Chief Master Sergeant Troy L. Eden
Senior Enlisted Advisor
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Our Mission

DIA is first in all-source defense intelligence to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policymakers. We deploy globally alongside warfighters and interagency partners to defend America's national security interests.

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Vision
One Defense Intelligence Team of highly skilled, agile, and accountable professionals, equipped with leading-edge training and technology, strengthened by partnerships, and able to adapt operationally to provide all-source defense intelligence, whenever and wherever required, in support of the warfighter and the Nation.
Values

We are committed to...

  • Teamwork: Partnering at all levels and across organizational boundaries for mission accomplishment.
  • Integrity: Adherence to the highest legal and ethical principles in our responsibilities.
  • Excellence: Unrivaled defense intelligence expertise.
  • Service: Putting the welfare of the Nation and commitment to our mission before oneself.