Meet General Keith Alexander

Born December 2, 1951

16th Director of the National Security Agency

              • West PointBoston University,U.S. Army Command and General Staff CollegeNational War          
                CollegeNaval Postgraduate SchoolNational Defense University
              •He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, and in his class were two other  
                future four-star generals, David Petraeus and Martin Dempsey

• Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence; S-3 and Executive Officer, 522nd MI Battalion, 2nd Armored Division; G-2 for the 1st Armored Division both in Germany and during the Persian Gulf War, in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, in Saudi Arabia.

• In 2003, he was named deputy chief of staff for intelligence for the U.S. Army.

• In 2005, Donald Rumsfeld, secretary of defense, named him Director of the National Security Agency

• Awards

Defense Distinguished Service ribbon.svgDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Silver oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with five Oak Leaf Clusters
Bronze Star ribbon.svgBronze Star
Silver oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal ribbon.svgAir Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Us sa-kwlib rib.pngKuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Us kw-kwlib rib.pngKuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Den kongelige norske fortjenstorden kommandør med stjerne stripe.svgRoyal Norwegian Order of Merit (Grand Officer)[15]
US Army Airborne senior parachutist badge.gifSenior Parachutist Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svgJoint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
GeneralStaffID.gifArmy Staff Identification Badge
Springerabzeichen de.jpgParachutist Badge (Germany) in bronze