William O. Studeman

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On February 6, 2004, President George W. Bush named Admiral William O. Studeman to the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.

William Oliver Studeman was confirmed in April 1992 by Congress as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence. At the time of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it was noted that Admiral Studeman's "distinguished career [included] assignments as the operational intelligence officer with the 7th Fleet during four lengthy deployments to Vietnam/Southeast Asia, as executive assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, as commander of the Naval Operational Intelligence Center, and as Director of the Long-Range Planning Group under the Chief of Naval Operations.... In 1985, Admiral Studeman was named Director of Naval Intelligence, where he served until 1988 when he became the 12th Director of the National Security Agency."[1]

From CNN: Retired Adm. William O. Studeman

"Noteworthy: Studeman has received the President's National Security Medal."

  • Deputy director, CIA, 1991-95
  • Director, National Security Agency, 1988-92
  • Director of naval intelligence, 1985-88
  • Director of long-range planning, U.S. Navy, 1984-85
  • Commanding officer, Navy Operational Intel Command, 1982-84
  • Advanced through ranks to admiral, U.S. Navy, 1992

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Biography from Northrop Grumman web pages:

William O. Studeman, Vice President & Deputy General Manager for Intelligence & Information Superiority, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems:

"William O. Studeman is vice president and deputy general manager for intelligence and information superiority, of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Mission Systems, based in Reston, Va., is a $3.5 billion global integrator of complex, mission-enabling systems and services for defense, intelligence and civil government markets.

"Mr. Studeman is responsible for strategic planning, business development and implementation; executive-level program direction; and overall line-of-business coordination, which includes division-level activities, as well as client management. He also coordinates the sector's homeland security activities and technology partnerships.

"Before joining TRW Inc. (which was acquired by Northrop Grumman in December 2002) in September 1996, Mr. Studeman worked for a year consulting on defense, intelligence, information infrastructure, security and management issues, following 34 years of career military service.

"Mr. Studeman retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995, where he reached a senior executive position (Admiral) as a top-level military manager and government leader. His flag positions included director of the Navy Long-Range Planning Group and executive secretary of the Advanced Technology Panel of the CNO Executive Board, director of naval intelligence and director of the National Security Agency. In 1992, President Bush nominated him to the political position of deputy director of central intelligence. Between 1992 and 1995, Mr. Studeman served as deputy to Bob Gates, R. James Woolsey, Jr., and John Mark Deutch and served twice for extended periods as the acting director of central intelligence. In this capacity, he was the intelligence community representative to the President's Management Council and responsible for implementing the National Performance Review for downsizing, streamlining and reengineering the federal government.

"He has extensive operational intelligence tours overseas. Some of his key tours included duty as executive assistant to both the director of naval intelligence and the vice chief of naval operations, officer in charge of the Atlantic Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Center, commanding officer of the Navy Operational Intelligence Center, and assistant chief of staff for intelligence, U.S. Sixth Fleet staff at Gaeta, Italy. In addition to his management and intelligence experience, he has extensive background in antisubmarine warfare, C4ISR, targeting, and quality management implementation.

"He is a distinguished graduate of the Defense Intelligence School, the Naval War College and the National War College. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., a master's degree in public and international affairs from George Washington University, and numerous honorary degrees.

"Mr. Studeman also serves on numerous corporate and government boards."

CIA Biographical Timeline

  • TENURE AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR: April 9, 1992 to July 3, 1995; Acting Director of Central Intelligence, January 21 to February 5, 1993 and January 11 to May 9, 1995
  • BIRTH: January 16, 1940, Brownsville, Texas
  • EDUCATION: University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, B.A., 1962; George Washington University, M.I.A., 1973; Naval War College, 1973; National War College, 1981
  • APPOINTED: January 17, 1992 by President George Herbert Walker Bush; confirmed by Senate, April 7, 1992; sworn in, April 9, 1992
  • EARLIER CAREER Commissioned Ensign, US Navy, 1963; Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Intelligence Center, 1982-84; Director, Long-Range Planning Group, and Executive Director of Advanced Technology Panel of the Chief of Naval Operations; Executive Board, 1984-85; Director of Naval Intelligence, 1985-88; Director, National Security Agency, August 1988-April 1992

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