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Defense Intelligence Agency Director Pins on Third Star
Bolling AFB, Washington D.C. - November 29, 2005
DIA Director Lieutenant General Michael D. Maples pinned on his third star on November 29th. In addition to becoming the DIA Director on November 4th, LTG Maples took command of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance for the United States Strategic Command.
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.
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