DNI Clapper releases statement endorsing nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Marcel Lettre 112On August 6, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of Marcel Lettre as the next Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence:

I strongly endorse President Obama’s nomination of Marcel Lettre to be the next Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. This is a position I know well, and I believe Marcel is exceptionally qualified to serve in this important post.

Marcel is a consummate public servant whose extensive experience leading and managing intelligence and defense endeavors in the legislative and executive branches, respectively, will be invaluable to the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and our nation. He is a superb team player and teammate, and is strongly committed to integration.

I congratulate Marcel and his family on his nomination. Following Senate consideration, I look forward to continuing to work together to keep our nation secure.

James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence

Source: ODNI