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Brig. Gen. Thomas Geary Named Air Force Asst Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR

Thomas Geary
Thomas Geary

Brig. Gen. Thomas Geary, director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strategy, plans, policy and force development at the U.S. Air Force, has been assigned to serve as assistant deputy chief of staff for ISR at the military service branch.

The Air Force’s chief of staff announced Geary’s new assignment on Friday.

In his current role, he oversees efforts to develop more than 25,000 ISR airmen, formulate ISR vision, policy and strategy and integrate the branch’s ISR strategic planning with intelligence agencies, joint staff and major AF commands.

He previously directed intelligence operations at the U.S. Southern Command.

Geary has also held leadership roles at multiple combatant commands as well as at the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.

The Air Force also assigned him as deputy to the deputy chief of staff for intelligence at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Afghanistan and as deputy director for intelligence of the U.S. Forces there.

Before he transitioned to the intelligence field, he served as combat crew and instructor for the Minuteman III  Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program.

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