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Brig. Gen. Mark Baird Appointed NRO Deputy Director

Mark Baird

The National Reconnaissance Office has appointed Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, formerly director of space programs at the Defense Department‘s acquisition office, as deputy director of NRO.

He will support NRO Director Betty Sap and Principal Deputy Director Frank Calvelli in the management of the agency’s strategic and tactical missions.

The 29-year U.S. Air Force veteran previously served as vice commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at the Los Angeles AF Base in California.

Baird also held roles such as contingency contracting officer, procuring contracting officer, program manager, headquarter staff officer, squadron commander and senior material leader since he joined the military in 1989.

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