What Are We Doing Right?
By Rear Admiral Paul Becker, U.S. Navy
For the past 40 years, there has been a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Director for Intelligence (J2). (I’m proud to be the 20th.) Of these 20 directors, 11 have been Navy, 5 have been Air Force, and 4 have been Army. Previous Navy J2s, who were all rear admirals at the time, include Elizabeth Train, Michael Rogers, Jack Dorsett, “Jake” Jacoby, Tom Wilson, Mike Cramer, Mike McConnell, Ted Sheafer, Tom Brooks, and Bob Schmitt; 10 intelligence officers and 1 information-warfare officer.