The White House, Washington, Sept. 30, 2016 —
I am honored to recognize the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for 55 years of outstanding service to our Nation.
From its creation in the midst of a long Cold War through the emergence of new challenges and opportunities, and into our young century, DIA’s work has been advanced by the expertise and dedication of men and women committed to protecting our country. In times of war and peace alike, the support you provide to military personnel and civilian leadership has been a critical component of our national defense. By continuing to demonstrate the fullest measure of adaptability and resolve, you are helping ensure our country remains at the forefront of progress when it comes to our collective security.
Thank you for your extraordinary devotion to the safety of the American people. As you mark this occasion, you have my very best.