Rear Admiral Paul Becker served over three decades as a Naval Intelligence Officer where he built and led large, successful, interagency and international teams around the globe in peace, crisis and combat. He is a proven risk manager who offers a strategic perspective from senior assignments within the National Intelligence Community, regional expertise in Asia, the Middle East and Europe and an extensive cyber operations background.
His service includes: Director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he was the principal intelligence advisor to the Chairman who provided direct military advice to the President, the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan, Commanding Officer of Central Command’s Joint Intelligence Center in Tampa and was a Naval Attaché to France. In these positions he successfully managed millions dollars budgets and provided actionable advice resulting in the development and implementation of national security policies and actions. He holds an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy and is fluent in French.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he maintains a Top Secret Clearance and is a certified Executive Coach. A highly effective and visible communicator, his interviews, speeches and articles have been widely published. Board Memberships include the National Intelligence University Foundation and U.S. Naval Academy Jewish Chapel. Rear Admiral Becker is a recipient of the National Intelligence Community’s and Department of Defense’s Distinguished Service Medals, the National Military Intelligence Association’s Leadership Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He and his wife reside in Alexandria, Virginia.