LTG Robert Ashley Jr., USA
October 2017 - October 2020
Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr. became the 21st DIA director on October 3, 2017. He formerly served as the Army deputy chief of staff, G-2, where he was the senior advisor to the secretary of the Army and Army chief of staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security.
Ashley is a career Army military intelligence officer, with assignments in Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; Fort Gordon, Georgia; MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Izmir, Turkey; and deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He has commanded at the company, battalion, squadron and brigade level, with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. His commands include the 206th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Intelligence Squadron, Office of Military Support, Washington, D.C.; and the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps.