David Kier

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David A. Kier
Tenth Deputy Director of the National Reconnaissance Office
In office
31 May 1997[1] – 9 Aug 2001
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Keith R. Hall

David A. Kier was the ninth Deputy Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (DDNRO).[2] He is a 1965 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College.[3][4][5][6]

The DDNRO assists the Director and Principal Deputy Director in the day-to-day direction of the NRO, and also serves as the senior Air Force Officer for the Air Force civilian and uniformed personnel assigned to NRO. For Space Radar, the DDNRO directs a program designed to satisfy both Department of Defense and Intelligence Community needs as part of a system of systems integrated approach toward persistent surveillance and reconnaissance capability for the nation.


  1. ^ Laurie, Clayton. Leaders of the National Reconnaissance Office 1961-2001. Office of the Historian, National Reconnaissance Office. 1 May 2002.
  2. ^ National Reconnaissance Office Press Release 12
  3. ^ "Missile Defense Expert and W&J Graduate to Speak March 16 at His Alma Mater". Today @ W&J. Washington & Jefferson College. March 8, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  4. ^ "W&J: David Kier". W&J People Profiles. Washington & Jefferson College. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  5. ^ "Homecoming festivities start tonight at W&J". Observer-Reporter. Oct 3, 2002. Retrieved 2010-03-23. David Kier, a 1965 graduate of W&J, will speak about his 21-year career in the Central Intelligence Agency, during which he designed, developed and operated U.S. satellite systems. His presentation will begin at 8 tonight in the ballroom of Rossin Campus Center. 
  6. ^ "W&J alum to speak on missile defense". Observer Reporter. March 9, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-23. [dead link]