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Former Directors, NSA

Directors of Armed Forces Security Agency (NSA's predecessor)

Beginning Date Name
15 July 1949 RADM Earl E. Stone, USN
15 July 1951 MG Ralph J. Canine, USA

Directors of The National Security Agency

Beginning Date Name
November 1952 MG Ralph J. Canine, USA
November 1956 Lt Gen John A. Samford, USAF
November 1960 VADM Laurence H. Frost, USN
January 1962 Lt Gen Gordon A. Blake, USAF
June 1965 LTG Marshall S. Carter, USA
August 1969 VADM Noel Gayler, USN
August 1972 Lt Gen Samuel C. Phillips, USAF
August 1973 Lt Gen Lew Allen, Jr., USAF
July 1977 VADM Bobby Ray Inman, USN
April 1981 Lt Gen Lincoln D. Faurer, USAF
May 1985 LTG William E. Odom, USA
August 1988 VADM William O. Studeman, USN
May 1992 VADM J. Michael McConnell, USN
February 1996 Lt Gen Kenneth A. Minihan, USAF
March 1999 Lt Gen Michael V. Hayden, USAF
August 2005 Gen Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army
April 2014 ADM Michael S. Rogers, U.S. Navy