Anderson Sale

U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
Director of Operations

In June 2020, Mr. Meriwether Anderson Sale Jr. was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assumed the position of Director of Operations (DOO) for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) on Fort Belvoir, VA. As the DOO, Mr. Sale is responsible for directing and steering the INSCOM Intelligence Enterprise in the areas of Signals Intelligence, Human Intelligence, Geospatial Intelligence, Open Source Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and security operations supporting the priorities of the Commanding General of INSCOM, the U.S. Army, G-2 and other senior U.S. Army and Department of Defense leaders. 

Mr. Sale has over 27 years of experience in the Department of Defense. He commanded and led multiple operational elements from the tactical to the strategic level, and has extensive Joint, Intelligence Community, and Interagency operational experience. Mr. Sale has served in Korea, Italy, Germany, the Philippines, and Thailand including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. 


 June 2020 – Present: Director of Operations, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, VA 

 2019-2020: Senior Advisor, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, McLean, VA 

 2017-2019: Brigade Commander, U.S. Army Operations Group, INSCOM, Fort Meade, MD 

 2016-2017: U.S. Army War College Fellow, Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, VA 

 2015-2016: Director of Human Intelligence/Counterintelligence (CJ2X), NATO Resolute Support / U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan 

 2013-2015: Chief of Operations, Service-level DoD Organization, Washington, DC 

 2011-2013: U.S. Military Attaché, U.S. Defense Attaché Office, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand 

 2007-2011: U.S. Military Attaché, U.S. Defense Attaché Office, U.S Embassy Manila, Philippines 


 Masters of Science in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) (Terrorism concentration), National Intelligence University, Washington, DC. 

 Bachelor of Arts, German/History, Hampden/Sydney College, Hampden/Sydney, VA. 


 U.S. Army War College Fellowship Program at the Central Intelligence Agency 

 Post Graduate Intelligence Program 

 Joint Military Attaché Course 

 National Interagency Course 

 Counterintelligence Course 


 Legion of Merit 

 Bronze Star Medal (2) 

 Defense Meritorious Service Medal (4) 

 Meritorious Service Medal (3) 

 Joint Meritorious Unit Award (5) 

 National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation 

 Knowlton Award 

 U.S. Army Airborne Ranger 

Last updated on: February 21, 2023