The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Army Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier as the 22nd director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
“I have known Scott since we were in the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course in 1989,” said DIA Director Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr. “Having served as a combatant command J2, J2 for all forces in Afghanistan, J2 for all forces in Korea, commander of the Army Intelligence School and Center, and most recently, as the Army senior intelligence officer, no one is more prepared to lead DIA.”
Berrier, who has decades of intelligence experience having led intelligence staffs at many levels, currently is the deputy chief of staff of U.S. Army Intelligence.
Ashley will retire following his tour at DIA after serving over 36 years on active duty.
“I cannot imagine any better way to end my career than having been a part of the DIA family and serving the nation,” Ashley said. “Leading one of the most complex organization responsible for our nation’s security has been an honor and a privilege. Each day I walked into the office, I knew I was surrounded by a team of professionals, whose singular focus was on our security and being sentinels for our values, our national interests, and protecting our families.”