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#125 Trustee Koziol Held a Top Intelligence Position at the Department of Defense

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Lt. Gen. John “Craig” Koziol, Class of 1976, is a retired Air Force Lieutenant General and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence), a career Airman who commanded at the detachment, squadron, center, group, wing, Air Force agency, and joint command levels.

Koziol earned his undergraduate degree from Norwich and commissioned through the university’s Air Force ROTC program as a distinguished graduate in 1976. He holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and attended numerous senior leadership and international security courses at Harvard University, Syracuse University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

At the height of his career with the Department of Defense, Koziol served as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence) for Joint and Coalition Warfighter Support. In this role, he acted as principal adviser to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence on operational issues concerning departmental ISR programs and related ISR activities supporting the warfighter.

At the same time, Koziol also served as Director of the Department of Defense ISR Task Force and led a department-wide effort to assess and propose options for developing, producing and deploying ISR airborne and ground collection capabilities in support of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Prior to his assignment to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was the Commander, Air Force ISR Agency, and the Commander, Joint Information Operations Warfare Command.

Koziol retired from the Air Force in 2012 after 36 years as an intelligence officer, and recently retired as Vice President, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems at L-3 Mission Integration in Greenville, Texas. He now serves his alma mater on the Board of Trustees.