Department of Veteran Services Hosts Presentation By Former Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Director

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Department of Veteran Services Hosts Presentation By Former Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Director

(SANTA FE, NM)—Former Defense Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Douglas H. Wise will give a public presentation hosted by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) at 9 a.m. April 24 at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, located at 1950 Siringo Road, Santa Fe.

Wise will speak as part of the agency’s annual certification training conference for its Veterans Services Officers. The conference will pause and open to the public for this special presentation.

Wise has substantial leadership and operational experience across a broad spectrum of intelligence community issues.  He served 20 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry and Special Operations Officer – including a five-year special detail with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 

As part of an Intelligence Community Joint Duty Assignment with the CIA, Wise was named Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in August 2014.  In this capacity, he was the Director’s manager of a workforce with more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide–including leadership of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise organizations within the Intelligence Community and their stakeholders involved in creating, sustaining and enhancing mission capacity. 

During his career, Wise led several of the CIA’s most important components at headquarters and in the field.  Over the course of eight field assignments, he served four times as a Chief of Station, including a tour in a war-zone location that was then the largest field station in the agency’s history.  Wise was also the CIA’s Chief of Operational Training where he supervised a joint cadre of CIA and DIA instructors.  In addition to assignments in the Balkans, the Middle East, and East Asia, Wise has had multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Prior to his DIA assignment, Wise led a major CIA covert action program.   
Wise is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also earned Master’s degrees from the Dartmouth College School of Arts and Sciences and from the Thayer School of Engineering in Hanover, New Hampshire.