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INSCT welcomes new deputy director, Vice Adm. Robert B. Murrett
The Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) has announced that former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Vice Adm. Robert B. Murrett will join INSCT as deputy director in June 2011. At the same time, he will also join the faculty of the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as professor of practice, public administration and international affairs.
“Admiral Murrett brings decades of hands-on experience and leadership to our teaching and research team and to the university community,” says INSCT Director William C. Banks. “Bob has long been one of the most respected leaders and highly valued thinkers in the intelligence community. We’re really pleased that he has decided to make a long-term commitment to INSCT, SU and our wider community.”
Vice Adm. Murrett was the fourth director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, from July 2006-July 2010. Prior to his appointment, Murrett served as the director of Naval Intelligence from April 2005-July 2006. Following his commissioning, Murrett was assigned as an afloat intelligence officer, including Mediterranean, North Atlantic and western Pacific deployments aboard USS Kitty Hawk, USS America, and USS Independence.
Murrett served as the director for intelligence, U.S. Joint Forces Command, from August 2000-January 2002. From February 2002-March 2005, Murrett was assigned as the vice chair director for intelligence on the joint staff.
Murrett received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Buffalo and master’s degrees in government and strategic intelligence from Georgetown University and the Defense Intelligence College, respectively.