Melissa Drisko, director for rank-in-person implementation at the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been appointed to the role of deputy director at DIA.
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, DIA director, said Wednesday that Drisko will assume her new role in August and help oversee the agency’s daily operations as well as its internal and external programs.
The 35-year intelligence community veteran’s career includes roles at the CIA, Office of Naval Intelligence and the State Department’s bureau of intelligence and research.
Drisko started her career at DIA in 2004 as head of the community enterprise office within the directorate for analysis.
She previously served as DIA’s director for science and technology prior to her appointment as the agency’s chief for rank-in-person implementation.
Drisko holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Virginia.