Mr. John C. "Chris" Inglis, was appointed to the Commission by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Chris Inglis is a former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, currently serving as the Looker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Cyber Studies at the United States Naval Academy.
He began his career at the NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center and was promoted to the agency’s Senior Executive Service in 1997. While at the NSA, he served in a variety of senior leadership assignments, including eight years as its Chief Operating Officer, responsible for guiding strategy, operations and policy.
Mr. Inglis is also a Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group; a Director on the Boards of FedEx and Huntington Bank; a Trustee for the National Intelligence University; and a member of the Strategic Advisory Groups for the United States Strategic Command and the Director of National Intelligence. A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and retired command pilot and Brigadier General in the US Air Force, Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in mechanical engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and the George Washington University.
Mr. Inglis' awards include three Presidential Rank awards (2000, 2004, 2009), the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (2006), the President's National Security Medal (2014), the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Award (2009), and the U.S. Air Force Academy Distinguished Graduate Award (2019).