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LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN D. BANSEMER

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Lt. Gen. John D. Bansemer is the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In his present capacity, he serves as Director of National Intelligence lead for integration, coordination and collaboration with the intelligence community’s domestic, international, military, and private sector partners. In this role his duties include the optimization of intelligence community engagement with foreign partners and ensuring the fullest utilization of U.S. national intelligence capabilities in support of military operations.
 
General Bansemer entered the Air Force in 1987 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.  His career has included a variety of operational intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance duties. He has commanded at the detachment, squadron, group and wing levels. He has served on the National Security Council staff where he provided advice and expertise on a range of national security issues.  He has also served on the Air Staff. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Deputy Chief, Central Security Service of the National Security Agency and was the Director of Intelligence for U.S. European Command. 

EDUCATION 
1987 Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Statistics, Magna Cum Laude, Roanoke College, Va.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
1999 Master of Science, Computer Science, James Madison University, Va. 
2001 Air Command and Staff College, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 
2004 Air War College, by correspondence 
2005 National Defense Fellow, Harvard University, Mass. (senior developmental education) 
2012 National Security Management Course, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
2014 Senior Joint Information Operations Applications Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Leadership at the Peak, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo

ASSIGNMENTS 
1. March 1988 – September 1988, Student, Signals Intelligence Officer Course, Distinguished Graduate 3480th Technical Training Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas 
2. October, 1988 – December 1989, Command Post Director, 6940th Electronic Security Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
3. January 1990 – March 1992, Chief, Space Systems Analysis Branch, Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
4. April 1992 – June 1994, Chief Space Operations and Systems, Directorate of Operations, Headquarters Air Intelligence Agency, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas
5. July 1994 – September 1996, Commander, Detachment 3, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan 
6. October 1996 – September 1999, Intern, System Network and Interdisciplinary Program, Air Force Cryptologic Office, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
7. September 1999 – July 2000, Chief, Information Warfare Doctrine and Policy, Deputy Chief of Staff Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. 
8. August 2000 – June 2001, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 2001 – June 2002, Operations Officer, 23d Information Operations Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas
10. June 2002 – June 2004, Commander, 23d Information Operations Squadron, Lackland AFB, Texas 
11. July 2004 – June 2005, National Defense Fellow, Program on Information Resources Policy, Harvard University, Boston, Mass.
12. July 2005 – June 2007, Director, Homeland Defense, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, White House, Washington D.C. 
13. June 2007 – May 2009, Commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Texas and the 543rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
14. May 2009 – June 2011, Commander, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
15. June 2011 – July 2012, Assistant Vice Commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas 
16. August 2012 – August 2014, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany 
17. August 2014 – January 2016, Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
18. January 2016 – present, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, D.C. 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS 
1. July 2005 – June 2007, Director, Homeland Defense, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, White House, Washington D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. June 2007 – May 2009, Commander, National Security Agency/Central Security Service Texas and 543rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas as a colonel
3. August 2012 – August 2014, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany as a brigadier general
4. August 2014 – January 2016, Deputy Chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a brigadier and major general
5. January 2016 – present, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement, Office of the Director of National Intelligence as a lieutenant general, Washington, D.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters 
Legion of Merit 
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters 
Joint Service Achievement Medal 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 
Second Lieutenant  March 18, 1988 
First Lieutenant  March 18, 1990 
Captain  March 18, 1992 
Major  Sept. 1, 1999 
Lieutenant Colonel  March 1, 2003 
Colonel  Jan. 1, 2007 
Brigadier General Nov. 26, 2012 
Major General Oct. 2, 2015
Lieutenant General Jan. 7, 2016

(Current as of February 2019)

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