Michael A. Rodrigue

Board Advisor

Deputy Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Michael A. Rodrigue was appointed to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in 2000 and to the position of Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in June 2012. As Deputy Director, he formulates policy, manages agency resources, and leads operational activities to accomplish NGA’s mission.

NGA is both a Combat Support Agency and a member of the National Intelligence Community. Located in over 200 places around the world, the men and women of NGA provide timely, relevant, and accurate target-based geospatial intelligence to military forces and to senior national security policy makers for the U.S.

Mr. Rodrigue previously led the Leader Development Strategic Initiative for NGA. He also served as Director, NGA Vision Integration Team (VIT), supporting the Director in facilitating the coordination, integration, and synchronization of activities realizing the NGA Vision and Strategic Initiatives. Prior to the VIT, he served as Director, New Campus East Program Management Office (NCE PMO). The NCE PMO coordinated and integrated the combined effort of four government and 14 commercial partners in planning and executing the delivery of facilities, infrastructure, and security as well as the deployment of NGA personnel and functions to their new home in Springfield, VA.

Mr. Rodrigue held a variety of assignments in NGA and its predecessors. He served as the Business Executive in the Analysis and Production Directorate, Director of the Office of Asia-Pacific Analysis, and Director of the Production Support Office. He was Deputy Director of the Advanced Concepts Office in the Imagery Intelligence Directorate of the National Reconnaissance Office. Other assignments include leadership positions in the National Imagery and Mapping Agency’s Acquisition Directorate, Customer Support Office, Central Imagery Tasking Office, and Office of Geospatial Information. He also served in Defense Mapping Agency’s (DMA) Technology Directorate and Comptroller Office.

Before entering Federal Service, Mr. Rodrigue spent 20 years in the U.S. Army. He had various leadership assignments in Korea, Hawaii, and the U.S., including Joint assignments in the U.S. Pacific Command and DMA. He was an assistant professor in computer science and topographic research at the United States Military Academy (USMA). He served as DMA’s representative to U.S. Central Command Forward in Desert Storm.

Mr. Rodrigue has a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, USMA in 1972, and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology in 1980. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and Joint Meritorious Service Medal. He was awarded the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award in 2010 and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in 2011.