Letitia A. Long

Letitia A. Long currently sits on the boards of Raytheon Company, UrtheCast Corporation, Noblis, Inc and Sonatype, Inc. She is also on the Board of Visitors of Virginia Tech, is the Chairman of the Board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, and is on the board of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation. Ms. Long sits on numerous advisory boards to include the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs, the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, HawkEye 360, and D-Wave Government Systems. She is also an Executive in Residence with Brookings Executive Education.

Ms. Long served as the fifth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and was the first woman to lead a major US intelligence agency. This culminated a career that spanned all aspects of organizational leadership, business functions, and global operations. Ms. Long started her career in Naval Intelligence and went on to serve as the Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, the first Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (Policy, Requirements and Resources), the first Chief Information Officer, and later the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Ms. Long is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2017 Virginia Tech Distinguished Achievement Award, the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive, two Presidential Rank Awards of Meritorious Executive, two DoD Medals for Distinguished Service, and three National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medals.

She has been decorated with the Medal of Merit by the King of Norway, appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the National Order of the Legion of Honor of France, and awarded the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

Ms. Long earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Strategic Intelligence by the National Intelligence University.