Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Kruse of the U.S. Air Force has been appointed to serve as the military adviser for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

He will advise the director of national intelligence on defense matters relevant to the intelligence community.

Most recently, Kruse served as the director of Defense Intelligence for warfighter support at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security. He also held intelligence-related roles for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

“Lt. Gen. Kruse’s previous experience as the director of intelligence and senior intelligence officer in the heavily militarized Indo-Pacific region is especially welcome to ODNI, as that area is home to seven of the world’s largest standing militaries and five of the world’s declared nuclear nations,” said John Ratcliffe, DNI.

Kruse holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Miami University, Oxford Ohio; a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.; a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island; and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.