Chuck Alsup

“Chuck” Alsup is the retired President of INSA, the premier non-profit, non-partisan intelligence and national security organization which brings together the public, private, and academic sectors to collaborate on the most challenging policy issues and potential solutions. He was appointed to this position after having served five years as the INSA Vice President for Policy, overseeing all of the activities of INSA’s policy-focused councils, task forces, and working groups. He joined INSA following 40+ years of federal service. Prior to retiring from the government, Mr. Alsup most recently served with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence as the Associate Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy, Plans, and Requirements (ADDNI/PPR).

As the ADDNI/PPR, Mr. Alsup was the principal advisor to the Deputy Director of National Intelligence on formulation and implementation of Intelligence Community-wide policy, plans, and strategy, ensuring that the requirements of all IC customers were met. Mr. Alsup managed a variety of activities, including: the development of the national intelligence strategy; preparation of annual intelligence planning guidance; reform of the security clearance process across the US Government; IC participation in the national policy process; preparation of IC policy; and the strengthening of IC partnerships with foreign, military, federal, state, local, and private partners.

Before joining the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Mr. Alsup served for 6 years with the Senate Armed Services Committee as an advisor to the Chairman and committee members on national security and intelligence issues. Specific areas of responsibility included keeping the Chairman and committee members informed and preparing legislation for consideration, as required, on Geopolitical-Military Issues, the National Military Strategy, Quadrennial Defense Review, Unified Command Plan, Homeland Security, Combating Terrorism, Transformation Strategy, special operations forces, and joint military concepts developments. He also advised committee members on U.S. defense policy in South Asia, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa, and Latin America.

Mr. Alsup is retired from the U.S. Army, having completed over 28 years of military service. He was posted to a variety of command and staff assignments in the United States and overseas and participated in multiple deployments. Mr. Alsup served on the Army Staff and completed his military service as the Assistant J2 on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.

Mr. Alsup is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Alabama, a Master of Science in Applied Sociology from the University of Missouri, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, RI. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and is a 2007 Capstone Fellow.

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