Maj. Gen. Michael Groen Nominated to Oversee Joint AI Center

Maj. Gen. Michael Groen Nominated to Oversee Joint AI Center
Maj. Gen. Michael Groen National Security Agency

Maj. Gen. Michael Groen, deputy chief of computer network operations at the National Security Agency (NSA), has been nominated for assignment as the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s (JAIC) next director and promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

If the Senate confirms his nomination, Groen would succeed Nand Mulchandani, who has served as acting JAIC director following Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan’s, a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, departure in June 2020. Shanahan retired Aug. 1 from the U.S. Air Force after more than 35 years of service.

Groen previously led intelligence functions at the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. Marine Corps.

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