Air Force Maj. Gen. John Bansemer, deputy chief of the central security service at the National Security Agency,Â has been nominated to the role ofÂ assistant director of national intelligence for partner engagement.
President Barack Obama also endorsed theÂ 28-year Air Force veteran forÂ promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, Defense Secretary Ashton CarterÂ said Monday.
TheÂ partner engagement officeÂ within theÂ Office of the Director of National IntelligenceÂ works to facilitate communications, training, integration and collaboration with domestic, international, industry and military partners within the intelligence community.
Bansemer served asÂ director of intelligence forÂ 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 alsoÂ 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 theÂ 543rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group.
He is a recipient of awards such asÂ the Joint Service Achievement Medal and Defense Superior Service Medal.