The Hon. Ronald Moultrie

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security

U.S. Department of Defense

The Honorable Ronald S. Moultrie was sworn in as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security (USDI&S) on June 1, 2021. In this role, he is the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on intelligence, counterintelligence, and security matters.

Mr. Moultrie exercises authority, direction, and control on behalf of the Secretary of Defense over all intelligence and security organizations within the DoD, including the NSA, DIA, NGA, NRO, DCSA and the intelligence components of the combatant commands and military services. He is dual hatted as the Director of Defense Intelligence in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and reports to the DNI in this capacity.

Previously, Mr. Moultrie’s 36+ year career included serving in Senior Leadership positions throughout the DoD and the National Intelligence Community. He retired from the DoD in 2015, as NSA’s Director of Operations.

Mr. Moultrie is the recipient of a Presidential Rank Award, two Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Awards, the DNI Seal Medallion, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA Donovan Award, the NRO Gold Medal, and is a three-time recipient of NSA’s highest award - the Exceptional Civilian Service Award. While on active duty, he received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.

Mr. Moultrie holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in Business Management from the University of Maryland, a Russian Language degree from the Defense Language Institute at Monterey and completed Senior Executive studies at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.