Maj. Gen. Thomas Geary, assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance at the U.S. Air Force, has been tapped to serve as military deputy to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
The Defense Department said Monday Geary’s new assignment is based in Washington.
Geary was appointed to his role at the Air Force in June 2016 after serving as director of ISR strategy, plans, policy and force development at the service branch.
He was also the “de facto” national intelligence manager for civil aviation intelligence and executive director of the National Aviation Intelligence Integration Office under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
He has commanded units such as the National Security Agency/Central Security Service Texas, 17th Training Wing at Goodfellow Air Force Base, 692nd ISR Group at Hickam AFB and 608th Air Intelligence Squadron at Barksdale AFB.
Geary served as a senior intelligence staff with the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan as well as director of intelligence at U.S. Southern Command before working at the Pentagon.