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Involvement: GLIMMERGLASS as of 10/2011

Lieutenant General Michael D. Maples retired from the United States Army in 2009 with over 37 years of service. His last assignment was as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where he was responsible for global intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination, as well as defense intelligence support to operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Global War on Terror. He simultaneously commanded the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR) for U.S. Strategic Command. Prior to that, he was the Vice Director of the Joint Staff in the Pentagon. LTG Maples commanded the United States Army Field Artillery Center and Fort Sill and served as the Army’s Chief of Field Artillery. His operational experience includes Operation Joint Endeavor, where he planned the relief in-place of U.S. forces in Bosnia and Operation Joint Guardian where he coordinated the initial entry of NATO forces into Macedonia and Kosovo. He commanded a nuclear capable firing battery in Korea, a Multiple Launch Rocket System battalion supporting U.S. and French forces during combat in Operation Desert Storm, and a Field Artillery Brigade forward deployed in Germany.