Brig. Gen. Thomas Geary,Â director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strategy, plans, policy and force development at the U.S. Air Force,Â has been assigned to serve as assistant deputy chief of staff for ISR at the military service branch.
The Air Forceâs chief of staff announced Gearyâs new assignment on Friday.
In his current role, he oversees efforts to developÂ more than 25,000 ISR airmen, formulate ISR vision, policy and strategy andÂ integrate the branch’s ISR strategic planning with intelligence agencies, joint staffÂ and major AF commands.
He previously directed intelligence operations atÂ the U.S. Southern Command.
Geary has also heldÂ leadership roles at multiple combatant commands as well as at theÂ Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.
The Air Force alsoÂ assignedÂ him as deputy to the deputy chief of staff for intelligence at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Afghanistan and as deputy director for intelligence of the U.S. ForcesÂ there.
BeforeÂ he transitioned to the intelligence field, heÂ served as combat crew and instructor for theÂ Minuteman IIIÂ Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program.