On February 16th, 1996, Lieutenant General Patrick Hughes became DIA’s Director continuing a distinguished career with the US Army. Hughes prioritized stability and communication when leading an Agency adapting to global challenges in the Balkans, Africa, and Middle East. During his tenure as Director, the Defense Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Service became fully operational, providing critical...
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DIA celebrates Mary Touvestre, a freed slave. Touvestre worked as a housekeeper for a Confederate engineer repairing the CSS VIRGINA. It was the first steam-powered ironclad built by the Confederacy, and it outclassed every ship in the Union Navy. Touvestre heard engineers talking about the ship and realized its significance as a weapon against the Northern blockade. Traveling at great...
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DIA is proud to highlight Col. Charles Young. He was the third black graduate of WestPoint, a member of the 9th Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers), the first black service member to reach the rank of Colonel and the first black National Park Service president.

Col. Young was also the first black military Attaché. He began his first tour in 1904 in Haiti, where his mission was to...
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DIA service members -- especially its Airmen -- bid farewell to the outgoing Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, James A. Cody.
DIA Analyst Aids in Cuban Missile Crisis

While facing political criticism for being weak and having to defend his administration’s position that the missiles were no longer in Cuba, President Kennedy called on DIA to provide a nationally televised briefing about the state of the Soviet offensive capability in Cuba. John T. Hughes was selected as the presenter. On February 6, 1963, at 34...
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DIA's John Hughes televised brief on Soviet missiles in Cuba.

John Hughes, Special Assistant to Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Carroll, delivered a nationally televised briefing on the withdrawa...

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National Intelligence University (NIU) is relocating to a new facility on the Intelligence Community Campus in Bethesda, Maryland (ICC-B). The phased move of the NIU main campus out of the District of

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Major General Hooker wanted to command from a position strength, and saw timely, accurate, actionable intelligence as a force multiplier. Establishing the Bureau of Military Information (BMI) – the forerunner to the Defense Intelligence Agency – allowed for the unification of information derived from interrogations, released Union prisoners, refugees, as well as other means. ...
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Yesterday DIA employees bid farewell to the Honorable James R. Clapper, Jr. Mr. Clapper was a former Director of DIA, and the former Director of National Intelligence. We thank him for his many years of federal service and specifically his time at DIA. Best wishes on your retirement!

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Faces of Defense Intelligence: The Honorable James R. Clapper, Jr.

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The Intelligence Community ranked #3 in the large agencies category for Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings.

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DIA is proud to announce the second of our two new Torch Bearers this year, Anne Love! To those who remember her, Anne was “formidable,” a “female Patton” with a strong command presence, and “demanding.” Anne believed she was doing remarkable work, and looked to her subordinates to do the same. But she was also known for her great smile, open-mindedness, and fairness. DIA recognizes Anne G....
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Faces of Defense Intelligence: Anne G. Love

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DIA is proud to announce one of our two new Torch Bearers this year, Tim Pinkham! For three decades, Tim was the man behind the scenes for DIA covering the Middle East, a region rarely at peace. He never sought glory or recognition, but was counted on repeatedly to get the job done – to provide thoughtful, impartial analysis that often drove U.S. national security and operational...
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Faces of Defense Intelligence: Timothy H. Pinkham

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On Sunday, December 4, 2016, the Defense Attaché Association partnered with SOME (So Others Might Eat) in its first charitable outreach initiative. Volunteering as food servers, dishwashers and clothing sorters, 27 members of the defense attaché community donned aprons to give back to the community of Washington, DC.

So Others Might Eat is an interfaith, community-based organization that...
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Today, DIA Director LtGen Vincent Stewart and Representative Terri A. Sewell visited Miles College to meet the next generation of American leaders.

After speaking to the student body about the importance of leadership and service, LtGen Stewart recited William Ernest Henley's "Invictus" and gave them a charge: "You are the masters of your fate. You are the captains of your soul."
DIA is thankful for the men and women in uniform serving abroad who protect us while we are enjoying this holiday with our friends and family. #HappyThanksgiving! #PassTheGravy
Today, LtGen Vincent Stewart visited Bowie State University to talk about careers in the Intelligence Community and global challenges to the United States. Afterward, DIA hosted a career fair for the students. Thanks to Bowie State for having us!
DIA’s latest installment in Faces of Defense Intelligence is Virginia Hall – the Limping Lady. She served as a member of the French ambulance corps, as an agent for the British Irregular Warfare Office, and as an operative for the United States Office of Strategic Services. By 1944, she had made her mark across the war, and to the Germans she was one of the most dangerous Allied spies.

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Faces of Defense Intelligence: Virginia Hall - The “Limping Lady”

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DIA’s Deputy Director for Commonwealth Integration Air Vice Marshal Sean Corbett ran the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC, Oct. 30. He ran in support of British and American charities that support veterans. Thank you AVM Corbett!
DIA Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Master Gunnery Sergeant Scott Stalker, recently visited the DIA team at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Korea. MGySgt Stalker spoke to the group about leadership, training and education, values and integrity, and how important their work is to DIA, U.S. Forces Korea, and our allies. He presented two Airmen and Soldiers his personal coin for their outstanding work.
Happy birthday U.S. Navy! For 241 years, American sailors have stood as America's first line of defense. Our sailors unwaveringly advance American interests, rapidly respond to crises, and vigilantly defend the freedom of the seas so important to our national well-being.

To commemorate this occasion, on October 13 DIA hosted RADM Robert Sharp, Commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence,...
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