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By NIU Staff
| March 22, 2016
The Honorable George H.W. Bush shakes hands with NIU Provost Dr. Susan Studds (left) and is joined by Dr. Don Hanle, Dean of the College of Strategic Intelligence (center), and NIU President Dr. David Ellison (right). (Photo by NIU)
National Intelligence University President Dr. David Ellison presents an honorary degree to the Honorable George H.W. Bush in Houston, Texas on March 8, 2016. (Photo by NIU )
NIU Provost Dr. Susan Studds shakes hands with former First Lady Barbara Bush (Photo by NIU)
Bush has a long record of distinguished service to his country. As the 41st
President of the United States, he was the ultimate consumer of U.S.
intelligence. Prior to his service as the Commander in Chief, he was a naval
aviator in World War II, Congressman from Texas, Ambassador to the United
Nations, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in Beijing, Director of Central Intelligence
at the CIA, and Vice President of the United States under President Ronald
Reagan. Throughout this distinguished career, President Bush was the consummate
intelligence consumer and practitioner, balancing the needs of national
security and the values of democracy. Throughout
his presidency, he used intelligence as an instrument of national power and in
support of foreign policy to our collective best advantage and to great result.
The National Intelligence University takes great
pride in recognizing President Bush’s career by awarding him the degree of Doctor of Strategic
Intelligence, Honoris Causa.
Intelligence University is an accredited federal degree-granting institution
whose main campus is located in Washington, DC. Its alumni are past, present,
and future leaders in the intelligence and national security communities and in
the private sector. Notable alumni include a former director of national
intelligence; former directors of CIA, NSA, DIA, and NGA; former heads of
military intelligence; and a growing number of senior government executives and
corporate leaders. For more information, visit www.ni-u.edu.
DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization.
It provides the nation’s most authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. The agency’s four core competencies -- human intelligence, all-source analysis, counterintelligence and technical intelligence -- enable military operations while also informing policy-makers at the defense and national levels.
DIA’s mission is unique and no other agency matches its military expertise across such a broad range of intelligence disciplines.