Neil Wiley

Former Principal Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Chairman, National Intelligence Council

Neil Wiley retired from government service in 2021 with 38 years of experience in the national security arena, both as a naval officer and as a civilian intelligence professional. He is currently a Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) and Managing Principal of Lyseon Consulting LLC, providing senior advisory services for industry and government.

Mr. Wiley most recently served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as Principal Executive, performing the duties and responsibilities of the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. Prior to that, he served in ODNI as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC). Mr. Wiley held multiple leadership positions with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) including the Director for Analysis where he led DIA’s all-source analytic effort. Mr. Wiley also served as the DIA Principal Deputy Director for Analysis, Chief of the Defense Technology and Long-Range Analysis Office, and Chief, of the Military Forces Analysis Office.  He also served at the United States European Command’s Joint Analysis Center in various capacities including Deputy Director of Intelligence.

Mr. Wiley’s awards and honors include the Presidential Rank Award-Meritorious Senior Executive, the National Intelligence Distinguished and Superior Service Medals, DIA Director’s Award, and creation as an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for service as US Liaison Officer to the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Wiley attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he studied Biological Sciences, and Ancient History and Classical Languages.  He is married to Alison Michelli, a writer.

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