Director, Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, NGA Support Team to AFRICOM National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Mr. Stith began
his current assignment as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency senior
representative to the U.S. Africa Command in July 2015. In this role, he
ensures the command has access to the full spectrum of NGA's Geospatial
Intelligence (GEOINT) products and services. He similarly advises the commander
and key staff on broader GEOINT issues and partnerships. Throughout his tenure
with NGA, Mr. Stith also held leadership roles in the areas of GEOINT community
functional management, expeditionary operations, and financial management.
During a U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) rotational assignment, he also served
as the Deputy Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Resource
Management, managing the IC's National Intelligence Program (NIP). Mr. Stith was externally assigned in 2011-2014 with
the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan where he led
international coalition efforts to develop, reform. And sustain the Afghan
Ministry of Interior and the operational Afghan National Police forces that it
supported. He similarly coordinated the efforts of numerous non-ISAF
international partners in developing organic, enduring Afghan capabilities.
Prior to joining NGA's civilian workforce in 2004, Mr. Stith served as a career
Marine Corps intelligence officer. He first enlisted in July, 1978 and held a
wide range of staff and command assignments including service with Marine
Expeditionary Forces headquartered in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and Okinawa,
Japan and with joint commands located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Suffolk,
Virginia. Mr. Stith earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs
/ Intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Arts degree
in History from the University of Central Florida.
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