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Defense Intelligence Agency chief to retire

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, will step down at the end of summer.

Lt. Gen. Mary Legere, currently head of Army Intelligence, is the leading candidate to replace him, subject to confirmation hearings, sources told Fox News.

Flynn, who has been DIA chief for the past two years, has been in the Army for 33 years.

While heading the DIA, Flynn reportedly worked on reforming the organization and getting more military intelligence analysts to regional command centers around the world.

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, issued a statement Wednesday night calling Flynn a “dedicated visionary” who “pushed the intelligence enterprise to anticipate and prepare for the threat environment of the future.”