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James R. Clapper
|4th Director of National Intelligence|
August 9, 2010 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Dennis C. Blair|
|Succeeded by||Dan Coats|
|Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence|
April 15, 2007 – June 5, 2010
|President||George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Stephen Cambone|
|Succeeded by||Michael Vickers|
|Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency|
September 2001 – June 2006
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||James C. King|
|Succeeded by||Robert Murrett|
|Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency|
November 1991 – August 1995
|President||George H. W. Bush
|Preceded by||Dennis Nagy (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Kenneth Minihan|
James Robert Clapper Jr.
March 14, 1941
Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
|Education||University of Maryland, College Park (BS)
St. Mary's University, Texas (MA)
|Branch/service||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1963–1995|
|Awards||Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star (2)
Air Medal (2)
He served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 1992 until 1995. He was the first Director of Defense Intelligence within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and simultaneously the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Clapper has held several key positions within the United States Intelligence Community. He served as the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from September 2001 until June 2006.
On June 5, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Clapper to replace Dennis C. Blair as United States Director of National Intelligence. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate for the position on August 5, 2010.
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Clapper and Barack Obama presented the NIDSM to James L. Jones, October 20, 2010
Clapper and Senator John McCain listen as Defense Secretary Gates addresses the audience, June 4, 2011
Clapper and NSA director Keith B. Alexander (left) were both accused of lying under oath to Congress.
Clapper at the LBJ Presidential Library in 2016
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