Report: Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier Nominated for DIA Director Post

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Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Army G2, has been nominated to serve as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s next director, Politico reported Thursday.

Berrier would succeed Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, who has led the DIA since October 2017 and is a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, if the Senate approves the nomination.

In his current capacity, Berrier leads an organization that provides intelligence to the Department of the Army headquarters, supports the branch’s Foreign Materiel Program and assesses foreign technical threat data in support of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

He was among the four candidates that military services recommended to the Department of Defense for the DIA leadership role as the Pentagon expects Ashley to retire upon completion of his three-year term this fall.

Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse, Navy Rear Adm. Trey Whitworth and Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Michael Groen also vied to be the next military intelligence chief, according to Politico.

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