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Profile: Mike Rodrigue, NGA Deputy Director

Mike Rodrigue
Mike Rodrigue

Mike Rodrigue serves as deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where since June 2012 he has formulated policy, managed agency resources and led operational activities.

Rodrigue, who joined the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in 2000, has since led the agency’s development strategic initiative and served as director for NGA’s vision integration team, which is responsible for coordinating and integrating activities aimed at helping NGA achieve its vision and strategic initiatives.

Before joining the VIT team, he served as director for NGA’s new campus east program management office, responsible for leading four government and 14 commercial partners to plan and execute the agency’s relocation to its new Springfield, Va. campus.

He is a recipient of the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

Prior to entering federal service, Rodrigue served for 20 years in the U.S. Army and held leadership assignments in both Korea and the U.S., including joint assignments in U.S. Pacific Command and the Defense Mapping Agency, NGA’s former name.

He also was an assistant professor in computer science and topographic research at the U.S. Military Academy and served as DMA’s representative to U.S. Central Command Forward during the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Joint Meritorious Service Medal.

Rodrigue holds a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from West Point and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.

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