U.S. Army Lt. General Karen Gibson was appointed as the deputy director of national intelligence for national security partnerships at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She will replace Kelly Gaffney, who is slated to remain as associate deputy director, ODNI said Monday.
Prior to her appointment, Gibson served as the J-2 intelligence director at the U.S. Central Command and led numerous commands including the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade. She also performed senior intelligence leadership duties in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Djibouti and Africa.
Daniel Goats, the director of national intelligence, said Gibson's experience will help the office create partnerships to boost decision making and intelligence capabilities.