Martin C. Faga
Martin C. Faga
|10th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office|
September 28, 1989 – March 5, 1993
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Edward C. Aldridge Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Jeffrey K. Harris|
|Born||July 11, 1941|
Faga directed the declassification of the existence of the NRO following more than 30-years of secrecy. He revolutionized NRO support to the military, downgraded NRO products' classification, and appointed a deputy director for military support. Faga initiated the transition from separate Central Intelligence Agency, Air Force, and Navy programs into functional directorates of signals, imagery, and communications.
Born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Faga graduated from Liberty High School in June 1959. He then attended Lehigh University, graduating with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering in June 1963 and then earning an M.S. degree in electrical engineering in October 1964.
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