Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr. tapped to lead DIA
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed the nomination of Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, Jr., U.S. Army, to become the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) on August 3.
“Lt. Gen. Ashley brings with him a wealth of experience in intelligence, both as a producer and consumer,” said Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, USMC, the current DIA Director. “He is well suited to lead this talented organization, having previously served as the Director of Intelligence of both Central Command and the Joint Special Operations Command, and as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca.”
Ashley currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, U.S. Army. The transition between Stewart and Ashley is expected to take place in October.
“Serving as your Director has been the absolute pinnacle of my career, and it has been an honor and privilege to serve beside you,” Stewart told DIA employees. “You make me proud, each and every day.”
Stewart is to become the Deputy Commander of U.S. Cyber Command. The Senate confirmed his nomination for that position July 31.