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    US Marine Corps Major General Vincent Stewart was appointed as the new head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

     

    WASHINGTON, January 14 (Sputnik) — US Marine Corps Major General Vincent Stewart will be the new head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the Defense Department announced Tuesday.

    “Vincent is exceptionally qualified to serve in this important Intelligence Community and Department of Defense post,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a statement, welcoming the new director’s appointment. “Vincent’s temperament, professional background, leadership skills and integrity make him eminently suited to be the next DIA director.”

    Vincent will be sworn in as the director of the DIA and commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance on January 23. He will be the first Marine to be director of the DIA. The DIA is the US military’s primary intelligence agency.

    Vincent will assume responsibility from acting director of the DIA David Shedd, who assumed the temporary role when Lieutenant General Michael Flynn retired as director in August last year.

     

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