Admiral Mike McConnell is the former director of the National Security Agency (1992-1996) and former Director of United States National Intelligence (2007-2009). Admiral McConnell also previously served as vice admiral to the United States Navy.
The William Oliver Baker Award is given by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) to those who “promote excellence in the intelligence and national security activities of the United States government and associated endeavors in the private sector.”
Above: Admiral McConnell smoked a cigar as his “last act of defiance” and in celebration of the Navy SEALs elite “Team 6” success in the capturing and killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Above: Fran Townsend, Terry McConnell, Admiral Mike McConnellPast award recipients include: Secretary of Defense of Robert Gates (2010) Former Senator John Warner (2009) The Honorable George Tenet (2003)