Air Force Maj. Gen. John Bansemer, deputy chief of the central security service at the National Security Agency, has been nominated to the role of assistant director of national intelligence for partner engagement.
President Barack Obama also endorsed the 28-year Air Force veteran for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Monday.
The partner engagement office within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence works to facilitate communications, training, integration and collaboration with domestic, international, industry and military partners within the intelligence community.
Bansemer served as director of intelligence for U.S. European Command in Germany before he took the role of deputy chief for the central security service at NSA in August 2014.
He also spent two years as director of homeland defense at the National Security Council until his appointment in 2007 as commander of central security service for the Texas division at NSA and head of the 543rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group.
He is a recipient of awards such as the Joint Service Achievement Medal and Defense Superior Service Medal.