Deputy Director of the National Security Agency
The Deputy Director of the National Security Agency is the highest-ranking civilian within the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Security Service (CSS). The Deputy Director reports to the Director of the NSA and is required to be a technically experienced civilian.
The current Deputy Director is Richard Ledgett.
NSA deputy directors
Deputy directors of AFSA
The Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA) was the predecessor to the NSA.
|1*||Samuel P. Collins, USA
Joseph Wenger, USN
Roy H. Lynn, USAF
|November 1950 – April 1951|
|2||Travis Hetherington, USAF||1951–1952|
*From November 1950 to April 1951, there was a Deputy Director for each service.
Deputy directors of NSA
|3||John A. Samford||June 1956|
|4||Joseph H. Ream||1956–1957|
|5||H. T. Engstrom||1957–1958|
|6||Louis W. Tordella||1958–1974|
|7||Benson K. Buffham||1974–1978|
|8||Robert E. Drake||1978–1980|
|9||Ann Z. Caracristi||1980–1982|
|10||Robert E. Rich||1982–1986|
|11||Charles R. Lord||1986–1988|
|12||Gerald R. Young||1988–1990|
|13||Robert L. Prestel||1990–1994|
|14||William P. Crowell||1994–1997|
|15||Barbara A. McNamara||1997–2000|
|16||William B. Black, Jr.||2000–2006|
|17||John C. (Chris) Inglis||2006–2014|