James R. Clapper

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James R. Clapper
James R. Clapper official portrait.jpg
4th Director of National Intelligence
In office
August 9, 2010 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyStephanie O'Sullivan
Preceded byDennis C. Blair
Succeeded byDan Coats
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
In office
April 15, 2007 – June 5, 2010
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byStephen Cambone
Succeeded byMichael Vickers
Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
In office
September 2001 – June 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJames C. King
Succeeded byRobert Murrett
Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
In office
November 1991 – August 1995
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded byDennis Nagy (Acting)
Succeeded byKenneth Minihan
Personal details
James Robert Clapper Jr.

(1941-03-14) March 14, 1941 (age 81)
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park (BS)
St. Mary's University, Texas (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1963–1995
RankLieutenant General
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsLegion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star (2)
Air Medal (2)

James Robert "Jim" Clapper Jr.[1] (born March 14, 1941)[2][3] is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force and is the former Director of National Intelligence.

He served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 1992 until 1995. He was the first Director of Defense Intelligence within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and simultaneously the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.[4] Clapper has held several key positions within the United States Intelligence Community. He served as the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from September 2001 until June 2006.

On June 5, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Clapper to replace Dennis C. Blair as United States Director of National Intelligence. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for the position on August 5, 2010.

References[change | change source]

  1. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services (2008). Nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee, first session, 110th Congress. U.S. G.P.O. Retrieved 2012-11-14.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Will Attend Christening". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 1941-03-23. Retrieved 2012-11-14.[permanent dead link](subscription needed)
  3. "General Clapper Nominated DNI Chief". Rttnews.com. 2010-06-06. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  4. ""Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to be Dual-hatted as Director of Defense Intelligence," ''DNI News Release'', May 24, 2007" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-03-13.