Major General Charles H. Cleveland, U.S. Army, assumed the duties as the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director for Operations in January 2019. As the Director of Operations, he oversees the execution of NGA’s mission across the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. He coordinates daily GEOINT operations within NGA, prioritizing assets to oversee crisis management, deployment of personnel, and capabilities.
MG Cleveland was commissioned in 1989 as a Military Intelligence Officer after graduating from Furman University. Since then, he has served in a variety of conventional and special operations organizations including the 82nd Airborne Division, the 75th Ranger Regiment, the U.S. Army Office of Military Support, and the Joint Special Operations Command. He commanded as a Captain, a Major, a Lieutenant Colonel, and a Colonel and held staff positions in both tactical and strategic assignments. Prior to assuming his current duties, MG Cleveland served as the Vice Director for Intelligence, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
MG Cleveland's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Ranger Tab. He is married and has two children.