Kenneth L. Knight, Jr.
, National Intelligence Officer
National Intelligence Council
Mr. Knight was appointed National Intelligence Officer for Warning in August 2004. He is a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience at the national, departmental, and theater intelligence echelons and has served in a range of intelligence disciplines in both joint and allied assignments.
As the Chief of DIA's Defense Warning Office (2002-2004), and as the Defense Intelligence Officer for Global Trends (1992-2002), Mr. Knight managed military intelligence support to OSD and Joint Staff consumers involved in strategy, doctrine, force structure, and weapons development processes. Prior to these assignments, Mr. Knight served as the Senior Executive Analyst on the Army Staff, where he managed Army involvement in the National Intelligence production process and represented the Army on the military Intelligence and National Foreign Intelligence Boards.
As Deputy National Intelligence Officer for General Purpose Forces on the National Intelligence Council (1993-1995), Mr. Knight directed the planning and production of interagency National Intelligence Estimates on foreign conventional military trends and capabilities. Prior to that, Mr. Knight was the Army's Deputy Director of Foreign Intelligence, where he oversaw the analytic content and managed the planning and execution of the Army Staff's global intelligence production effort. Before that, Mr. Knight spent five years in Europe analyzing Warsaw Pact political and military developments for the US European Command, the US Army Europe, and NATO. He has also served as the Chief of the Army's European Warning Center and as an analyst for DIA, the Army Staff, and the US Navy.
Mr. Knight has a broad background in global security issues and foreign military strategy, capabilities, and operations. He holds a B.A. in history from James Madison University, an M.A. in security policy studies from George Washington University, and is a graduate of the National War College.