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News | Nov. 11, 2014

DIA & Veterans Day : By The Numbers

By DIA Public Affairs

The Defense Intelligence Agency is composed of over 16,500 men and women: including civilians and both active and reserve duty military. Many of our civilian employees previously served in the military, and we salute them and all the other veterans of our country this Veterans Day. This week we also celebrate the legacy of our agency with annual DIA Day activities, welcoming past leaders and alumni to the headquarters and recognizing the contributions of a select few with the DIA Torchbearers Award. As we do so, here are a few numbers to keep in mind:

17 – Agencies in the U.S. intelligence community. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is a former director of DIA.

3 – “Stars” worn by the director of DIA – a lieutenant general or vice admiral.

17 – Flag officers who have led DIA. They include:

 9 Army generals

 5 Air Force generals

3 Navy admirals

2 Civilians who have led DIA as acting director. David Shedd is currently the acting director of DIA.

2,400+ – Active duty military personnel who serve in DIA, including men and women serving in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

700+ – Reserve duty military personnel who support the DIA mission, including men and women from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

25 – DIA personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty – including civilians, active duty military and members of the National Guard. Learn more at

47% – Portion of DIA’s civilian workforce with prior military service.

300+ – DIA personnel currently deployed in support of tactical military operations.

Over 50% – Portion of DIA’s workforce that serves outside the Washington, D.C., area, including employees at all of the U.S. military’s functional and geographic combatant commands.

140+ – Countries where DIA personnel currently serve.

230,000+ – Secure workstations DIA maintains in support of intelligence and defense communications.