|Mr. Ed Mornston serves as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Executive Director. In this role, he is a member of NGA’s executive leadership team and its third ranking officer responsible for daily agency operations. Mr. Mornston oversees the Agency's executive support staff, administrative services, logistics, personnel security, human resources, employee training and development, corporate communications, and congressional engagement.
Previously, Mr. Mornston was the Director of the Human Development Directorate, where he managed the Agency's workforce planning, talent management, human relations operations, training and education, and leader development activities. Additionally, he was the chair of the Human Capital Management Board and the head of the Human Capital Career Service.
Mr. Mornston also served as Director, NGA-Denver, at the Aerospace Data Facility – Colorado. This multi-agency intelligence operations center brings together mission partners from across the US Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and our allies, to produce integrated outcomes for a wide variety of customers.
Prior to his assignment in Colorado, Mr. Mornston was the Deputy Director and then Director of the Joint Intelligence Task Force-Combating Terrorism, a Joint Duty Assignment, with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
During Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Mr. Mornston deployed to Afghanistan as NGA's Senior Executive representative supporting NGA partners and their combat operations.
Prior to his government civilian service, Mr. Mornston was an Associate with Booz-Allen and Hamilton.
Mr. Mornston earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and a Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering from George Washington University.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, and MacArthur Leadership Award while in the Army. In 2010 he was awarded the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive.