Chuck Alsup elevated to president of INSA
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) announced on December 21 that Charles “Chuck” Alsup, its vice president of policy since 2011, will become president of the Arlington, VA-based organization effective January 1. Alsup succeeds outgoing president Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, who will remain with the organization as a member of its board of advisors.
In his new role, Alsup will direct INSA’s daily operations and provide strategic guidance regarding membership, external partnerships and policy initiatives developed by its member-led councils and task forces. As vice president of policy, Alsup was intimately involved in council and task force activities, which aim to provide thought leadership and collaborative, public-private solutions on a number of intelligence and national security challenges, including cybersecurity, homeland security intelligence and security policy reform.
Incoming INSA chairperson Letitia Long said, “Chuck knows INSA well – its staff, its members, its recent history and goals for the future. He is the ideal person to lead the organization at this time. I look forward to working with him to develop opportunities for INSA and its members to constructively engage and support the intelligence and national security communities. ”
Ambassador DeTrani said, “Chuck has been a tremendous colleague and confidant during my tenure, repeatedly helping INSA bring government and private sector leaders together to discuss their policy and security challenges. As a longtime colleague of Chuck’s, first at Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and now at INSA, I know he is deserving of this opportunity. I look forward to seeing the organization continue to thrive under Letitia and Chuck as I transition to the INSA Board of Advisors.”
Prior to INSA, Alsup served as associate deputy director of national intelligence for policy, plans and requirements (ADDNI/PPR), where he managed a variety of activities, including the development of the national intelligence strategy, preparation of annual intelligence planning guidance and reform of the security clearance process across the federal government. He also helped strengthen the relationship between the U.S. Intelligence Community and its foreign, military, federal, state, local and private sector partners. Alsup arrived at the ODNI after six years with the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee as an advisor to Chairman John Warner (R-VA) and committee members on national security and intelligence issues.
Alsup retired from the U.S. Army as a colonel after 28 years of service. Posted to a series of command and staff assignments in the U.S. and overseas as well as multiple deployments, he completed his military service as the assistant J2 on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. His honors for public and military service include the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Intelligence Director’s Award and the Defense Superior Service Medal.