Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, July 31, 2020 —
The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, U.S. Army, as the 22nd director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, July 30. Berrier comes with decades of intelligence experience having led intelligence staffs (J2) at many levels.
“I have known Scott since we were in the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course in 1989,” said DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr. “Having served as a combatant command J2, J2 for all forces in Afghanistan, J2 for all forces in Korea, commander of the Army Intelligence School and Center, and most recently, as the Army senior intelligence officer, no one is more prepared to lead DIA.”
Berrier currently serves as the deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Intelligence.
After serving more than 36 years on active duty, Ashley will retire following his tour at DIA.
“I cannot imagine any better way to end my career than having been a part of the DIA family and serving the nation,” Ashley said. “Leading one of the most complex organization responsible for our nation’s security has been an honor and a privilege. Each day I walked into the office, I knew I was surrounded by a team of professionals, whose singular focus was on our security and being sentinels for our values, our national interests, and protecting our families.”
DIA’s mission is to provide intelligence on foreign militaries that delivers decision advantage to prevent and decisively win wars.