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DIA CHANGES DIRECTORSHIP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2012
Army Lt. Gen. Ronald L. Burgess, Jr. will hand over directorship of the Defense Intelligence Agency and command of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR) to Assistant Director of National Intelligence Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn during an official ceremony July 24.
Burgess is the senior military intelligence advisor to both the secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also serves the undersecretary of defense for intelligence and director of national intelligence. Following the change of directorship and command ceremonies, Burgess will retire from the Army with 38 years of service.
Presiding defense and national intelligence officials are: Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey
Commander of U.S. Strategic Command Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler
Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m.
200 MacDill Boulevard
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
Washington, D.C. 20340
Media interested in attending must RSVP no later than July 18 at 5 p.m. to Monica Young Tullos, DIA Public Affairs Office, at 703-695-0071/703-614-7575 or Monica.firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate base and building access, shuttle service or parking accommodations.
DIA is the nation’s premier all-source military intelligence organization.
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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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