Roy Apseloff

Mr. Roy I. Apseloff

Vice Deputy Director for Information Management and Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), Defense Intelligence Agency

Mr. Roy I. Apseloff was appointed to his current position on December 6, 2009. As the Vice Deputy Director for Information Management and Deputy CIO, he serves as the deputy chief of a global Information Technology (IT) organization of over 3,000 people and approximately $1 billion that provides IT support to over 20,000 customers worldwide. Mr. Apseloff represents the Intelligence Community (IC) and DoD on the Senior Intelligence Steering Group–Information Management, an international forum dedicated to enhancing information sharing among the U.S. and its closest allies, and other senior interagency boards and forums.

Mr. Apseloff served from September 2003 until December 2009 as the Director of the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC), a Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Center responsible for centralized management of all document and media exploitation conducted by the IC and DoD. Mr Apseloff led the NMEC through unprecedented growth and transformed it from a new 30-person organization into the pre-eminent IC Document Exploitation (DOMEX) center, with a work force of over 700 personnel, including personnel deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Qatar.

Mr. Apseloff served from August 2001 to September 2003 as the Executive Director of the Defense Human Intelligence Service (DHS). He managed all day-to-day Defense HUMINT operations, including the Defense Attaché System and DHS operating bases, detachments, and HUMINT Support Elements. He led an organization of over 2,000 people serving at more than 200 locations worldwide. He directed the Defense HUMINT’s 9/11 reaction and its campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. Apseloff was selected for the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service in March 2001 and from then until August 2001, he served as the Directorate for Operations Staff Director, leading a staff of over 300 personnel responsible for all J-1 through J-8 staff support to DHS, the Defense Collection Group, and the Joint Field Support Center. From March 1999 to March 2001, Mr. Apseloff served as the Deputy Chief of DIA’s Plans, Programs, and Operations Staff, a DIA Directorate responsible for DIA’s Program Objective Memorandum (POM), strategic planning, and Foreign, Congressional, and Public Affairs.

Mr. Apseloff began his Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) career in 1981 as a U.S. Navy officer assigned to the Directorate for Collection. He transitioned into civilian service in February 1985 and between then and 1999 held a series of positions of increasing responsibility within HUMINT and collection operations, including Reports Officer, Division Chief, and Chief of Staff. Mr. Apseloff served with the U.S. Navy Reserve until 2003, when he retired with the rank of Captain. His reserve assignments included tours as an Operations Officer, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer.

A Kent, Ohio native, Mr. Apseloff received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cornell University, a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Catholic University, and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, class of 1994. He has received the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive, the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive, the DIA Director’s Award for Exceptional Civilian Service, and the Defense Intelligence Director’s Award.