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John C. Inglis

John C. Inglis

U.S. Air Force general
John C. Inglis
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Intro U.S. Air Force general
Is Military officer Soldier Officer
From United States of America
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 29 October 1954, Baltimore
Age 66 years
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John Chris Inglis, also known as Chris Inglis, is a former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency. He retired as Deputy Director on January 10, 2014.

Early life and education

Inglis was born in Baltimore, Maryland on 29 October 1954. He graduated from Andover High School, Linthicum in 1972. Inglis is a Distinguished Eagle Scout.

A 1972 graduate of Andover High School (Linthicum, Maryland) Chris Inglis attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 1976 as a Distinguished Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Mechanics.

  • 1996 – Graduate of Air War College, USAF Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff College
  • 1990 – Graduated George Washington University, Professional Degree Computer Science
  • 1984 – Graduated Johns Hopkins University, M.S. in Computer Science
  • 1977 – Graduated Columbia University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1976 – Graduated U.S. Air Force Academy, B.S. in Engineering Mechanics

Inglis' military schools include Undergraduate and Instructor Pilot Training, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Air War College. He was designated by the Air Force as an Outstanding Graduate of the Air War College



  • 2015 Robert and Mary M. Looker Professor in Cyber Security Studies, United States Naval Academy
  • 2006–2014 – Deputy Director of the National Security Agency
  • 2003–2006 – Special United States Liaison Officer – London
  • 2001–2003 – Signals Intelligence Deputy Director for Analysis and Production
  • 1999–2001 – Chief, Office of China and Korea, Operations Directorate
  • 1998–1999 – Deputy Chief, Office of China and Korea, Operations Directorate
  • 1997 – Promoted to the Senior Executive Service
  • 1996–1997 – Senior Operations Officer, National Security Operations Center
  • 1995–1996 – Deputy Chief, NSA Office of Encryption Policy
  • 1992–1995 – Participant in Senior Cryptologic Executive Development Program Management and staff tours in the Directorates of Operations, Information Systems Security and Plans and Programs.
  • 1991–1992 – Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • 1986–1991 – Information Security Analyst and Manager up through division level within NSA's Information Systems Security Directorate.
  • 1983–1986 – Mechanical Engineering professor at US Naval Academy

Significant awards

  • 2014 – President's National Security Medal
  • 2014 – Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal
  • 2009 – Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service
  • 2006 – U.S. Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
  • 2004 – Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service
  • 2002 – Exceptional Civilian Service Award
  • 2001 – Deputy Director of Operations Special Recognition Award
  • 2000 – Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service
  • 1996 – Deputy Director of Operations Special Recognition Award
  • 1992 – Department of the Army – Outstanding Civilian Service Award
  • 1984 – Clement's Award as the U.S. Naval Academy's Outstanding Military Faculty Member

External assignments

  • 1985–2006 – Brigadier General in the Air National Guard and qualified as a command pilot. Has commanded at Flight, Squadron, Group and Joint Force Headquarters.
  • 1976–1985 – U.S. Air Force officer and pilot. Inglis served as a Brigadier General in the Air National Guard and was qualified as a command pilot in the C-130J and served as the commander 135th Airlift Group – the first USAF unit equipped with the C-130J.

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