Rear Admiral Paul Becker (Ret)Former Director for Intelligence (J2)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (2013-2016)
Rear Admiral Paul Becker, USN (Ret) served 30 years as an Intelligence Officer afloat and ashore, in peace, crisis and combat. His senior assignments include: Director of Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, the Pacific Command in Hawaii, the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain, command of Central Command’s Joint Intelligence Center and Assistant Naval Attaché to France. In 2016-17 he led the Presidential Transition’s Intelligence Community Landing team which provided policy input and strategic guidance and operational to new Administration cabinet secretaries.
RADM Becker founded the Becker T3 Group LLC in 2016, a consultancy and keynote speaker services team focused on global risk management, business intelligence, cyber operations and organizational leadership. Paul holds an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Naval Analyses and is a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
Rear Admiral Becker is a recipient of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Distinguished Service Medal and the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations’ Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Naval Intelligence Community recognized RADM Becker in 2016 by establishing the “Teamwork, Tone, Tenacity” leadership award in his honor.