New NGA chief nominated

By John Liang / January 10, 2022 at 12:41 PM

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced today the president has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Frank Whitworth to be director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

Whitworth is currently serving as the Joint Staff's director of intelligence.

He has also been commander of the Joint Intelligence Center Central; commanding officer of the Navy element of U.S. Central Command; and commanding officer of the Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center, according to his official biography.

Whitworth, if confirmed, would succeed Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, who is retiring.