Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has been nominated to serve as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced in a release Tuesday.
He currently serves as assistant director of national intelligence for partner engagement at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
In June 2009, he assumed the role of chief of intelligence for the NATO coalition in Afghanistan and U.S. forces stationed there.
Prior to that, he was director of intelligence for the Joint Staff from July 2008 up until his Afghanistan assignment.
From June 2007 to July 2008, he served as director of intelligence for U.S. Central Command and served in the same capacity at Joint Special Operations Command from July 2004 to June 2007, with service in both Afghanistan and Iraq.