President Trump intends to nominate Christopher Miller, deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Defense for special operations and combating terrorism, to serve as director of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's National Counterterrorism Center.
In his current capacity, Miller is responsible for developing policy guidance and implementing DoD plans, strategies and policies to counter terrorist threats, the White House said Wednesday.
NCTC helps the U.S. government fuse domestic and foreign counterterrorism-related data and shares information with partner organizations.
Miller was special assistant to the president and senior director for counterterrorism and transnational threats at the National Security Council before he joined DoD in January 2019.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1983 as an infantryman for the branch's Reserve component and held various leadership roles within Special Forces from 1984 to 2014.
The retired Army officer is a recipient of three Bronze Stars and the Legion of Merit award.