Rear Adm. Robert Sharp Confirmed as NGA Director

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Rear Adm. Robert Sharp, who commands the Office of Naval Intelligence, received Senate confirmation to serve as director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Sharp will be promoted to vice admiral and assume his new directorial duties with the NGA in February, the agency said Wednesday.

He has led the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office and ONI since 2016. The naval officer sailed aboard the USS Ranger, USS Harry S. Truman and USS Constellation; and led intelligence operations in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.

He’s also a recipient of the Knowlton Award for Military Intelligence among other forms of recognition.

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