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The Trustees of the


Cordially Invite You to an Address by


Mr. John Chris Inglis


Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Reception: 5:15 p.m.      Address: 6:00 p.m.


Members: Free of Charge* – Guest of a Member: $10.00 –

 Non-Members: 25.00**


“Security in the Age of Cyber ... and ... Great Power Competition”

           Few, if any, are as well prepared by education and experience to address this evening’s subject as Chris Inglis.

          He served at the National Security Agency for twenty eight years, seven of which were as the Deputy Director, essentially the Agency’s chief operations officer. He was thoroughly grounded as an information security analyst and senior cryptologist; and experienced in signals intelligence, special operations, planning and programs. Among his prior positions were Chief of the Office of China and Korea in the Operations Directorate and special liaison officer in London.

          A graduate of the United Stated Air Force Academy, he served as an Air Force Officer for nine years before joining the NSA; and in parallel with part of his NSA career, he remained in the Air Reserve attaining the rank of Brigadier General and Chief of Staff of the Maryland Air National Guard. He is a command pilot and has led at the squadron, group, and joint force headquarters levels.

         Education permeated his forty one year career of public service. He was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Academy (1976); and received M.S degrees from Columbia University in Mechanical Engineering (1977) and Johns Hopkins in Computer Science (1984). He also received a professional degree in Computer Science from George Washington University and graduated from the USAF Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, USAF Squadron Officer School, and the Kellogg Business School’s executive program.

          Sharing knowledge has characterized his professional life. He was a Mechanical Engineering professor at the United States Naval Academy (1983-1986) and was named the Outstanding Military Faculty Member in 1985. While at NSA, he taught for a year at West Point; and upon retirement he became Distinguished Professor of Cybersecurity at the Naval Academy. He now is a managing director at the Paladin Security Group.

        His innumerable commendations and awards include Presidential Award for Meritorious Service (on three occasions), the USAF Distinguished Service Medal, the President’s National Security Medal, and the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.  

            It is an honor and pleasure to welcome John Chris Inglis to the Council.

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