Lt. GENERAL JAMES CLAPPER, JR.

Lt. GENERAL JAMES CLAPPER, JR.   
USAF (Ret)

Lt. General Clapper is an Army Brat and an Overseas Brat. He graduated from Nurenburg AHS, Nurenburg, Germany, Class of 1959.  He is also a University of Maryland-Munich Alumnus.

General Clapper started his military career as an enlistee in the Marine Corps.  He then switched to the AF Officer’s Candidate School and became a career AF officer.

He was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1991-95 when he retired from the Air Force.  Following six years in private industry, in 2001 he became head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under Homeland Security, a position he currently holds.  (Updated Nov 2005)