16th Director of the National Security Agency
• West Point, Boston University,U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, National War
College, Naval Postgraduate School, National 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
|Defense Distinguished Service Medal|
|Army Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster|
|Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster|
|Legion of Merit with five Oak Leaf Clusters|
|Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters|
|Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster|
|Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)|
|Royal Norwegian Order of Merit (Grand Officer)|
|Senior Parachutist Badge|
|Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge|
|Army Staff Identification Badge|
|Parachutist Badge (Germany) in bronze|