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News | July 17, 2023

DIA Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier honored in Australia

By DIA Public Affairs

On July 17, DIA Director Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier was recognized for his distinguished service in strengthening the defense intelligence relationship between Australia and the United States with an Order of Australia award in Canberra, Australia.

Berrier received the honor from Australia Governor-General David Hurley in an Order of Australia investiture ceremony. The Order of Australia is an honor that recognizes Australian citizens and others for outstanding achievement and service.

“Lt. Gen. Berrier is a tireless supporter and advocate for the close working relationship with Australia’s Defence Intelligence Enterprise,” Hurley said. “His personal contributions and leadership have ultimately enhanced the Five Eyes intelligence relationships and materially contributed to the security of the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.”

Berrier’s award citation highlighted his leadership, dedication, and strategic foresight as DIA Director.

“During my time as director of DIA, I’ve been incredibly lucky to work beside my Australian counterparts to strengthen the Five Eyes partnership,” said Berrier. “I couldn’t be prouder to count Australia as an ally and a partner.”

DIA’s mission is to provide intelligence on foreign militaries to prevent and decisively win wars.

DIA officers are united in a common vision — to be the indispensable source of defense intelligence expertise for the nation. For 60 years, DIA has met the full range of security challenges faced by the United States. DIA intelligence officers operate around the world, supporting customers from forward-deployed warfighters to national policymakers