Mr. Daniel A. McGarvey, a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Information Protection, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the policy development, implementation, training and oversight of the Air Force's information, industrial and personnel security programs. He chairs the Air Force Security Advisory Group and provides Secretariat support for the Air Force Security Policy Oversight Board. He is also the Functional Manager for the security career field and is Vice Chairman of the Air Force Security Advisory Council.
As a career military intelligence officer, Mr. McGarvey was cross-trained and assigned in all functional areas. His assignments included a rotational tour as an infantry platoon leader followed by intelligence assignments at both the tactical and strategic levels. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. McGarvey was assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office with duties that included the development of international space security policy; a rotational assignment to the National Security Council as adjunct senior staff supporting both the Joint Security Commission II and the U.S. Security Policy Board; Chair of the Training and Professional Development Committee under the Policy Board; and Chief of the Training and Education Division.
1974 Bachelor of Science degree in police science, Sam Houston State University, Texas
1996 Program for Creative Management, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
1999 Strategic Approaches to Counterintelligence, National Counterintelligence Center, Washington, D.C.
2003 Management Denial and Deception, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.
2003 Introduction to Astrodynamics and Space Systems, NRO, Chantilly, Va.
1. 1974 - 1976, commissioned a second lieutenant through ROTC; completed basic and specialized military intelligence training
2. 1976 - 1978, infantry platoon leader and tactical intelligence assignments, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
3. 1978 - 1979, battalion executive, Human Intelligence Collection Activity, South Korea
4. 1980 - 1983, program administrator, Special Security Group, Army Staff, Washington, D.C.
5. 1983 - 1984, brigade intelligence officer, 5th Infantry Division, Fort Polk, La.
6. 1984 - 1989, doctoral studies and associate research scientist, American Institutes for Research, Washington, D.C.
7. 1990 - 1992, special programs, Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G2), Washington, D.C.
8. 1992 - 1995, Chief, Training and Education Division, NRO, Chantilly, Va.
9. 1995 - 2001, senior staff assignment to Joint Security Commission II and U.S. Security Policy Board, Washington, D.C.
10. 2001 - 2005, Chief, International Space Security Policy, NRO, Chantilly, Va.
11. 2006 - 2007, Chief, Information Security Division, Security Forces, Washington, D.C.
12. 2007 - present, Director, Information Protection, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Army Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Director's Circle Award, NRO
Sentinel Award, NRO
Meritorious Unit Citation, Director of Central Intelligence
Innovation and Achievement Award, NRO (2)
Exceptional Performance Award, NRO
Exceptional Performance Certificate, Department of Defense/Director of Central Intelligence
Special Appreciation Award, U.S. Security Policy Board
Certificate of Appreciation, U.S. Security Policy Board
Superior performance awards, Department of the Air Force (4)
Certificates of Appreciation, Operations Security Professional Society (2)
Certificate of Appreciation, American Society for Industrial Security (2)
(Current as of March 2009)