The Impact on the Intelligence Community of a Military Officer as the Director of Central Intelligence
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Given the Director of Central Intelligences DCI necessity to allocate Intelligence Community assets, including military intelligence assets and, given the DCIs responsibility to determine the Intelligence Communitys priorities to meet future challenges the purpose of this thesis is to determine if the DCI should be a military officer. This thesis uses historical examples and research to establish the Intelligence Communitys structural, leadership, and budgetary parameters and future challenges that define the DCIs operational environment. The study uses these parameters to examine the positive and negative factors of a military officer and of a civilian leader as the DCI. The study establishes a matrix using DCI characteristics, incumbent background, and success or failure to determine a relationship between military officers and success. The study determines that it does not matter if the DCI is civilian or military. The study indicates there is no correlation between successful leadership of the Intelligence Community and a military or civilian background.
- Information Science
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History
- Military Intelligence