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Adm. To Head Defense Intelligence

April 13, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton has selected a Navy admiral and career intelligence officer to be the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon spokesman Kenneth Bacon said Tuesday.

Rear Adm. Thomas R. Wilson takes the job after spending slightly more than a year as intelligence director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He replaces Army Gen. Patrick Hughes, who is retiring.

Wilson, who received his commission after attending the Navy Officer Candidate School in 1969, will also be promoted to vice admiral, Bacon said.

He has held a variety of intelligence posts during his Navy career, including intelligence director for the U.S. Atlantic Command.

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