Biographical information on James R. Clapper Jr.

NAME — James R. Clapper Jr.

EDUCATION — Bachelor's in government and politics, University of Maryland; master's in political science, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas.

EXPERIENCE — Nominated Saturday by President Barack Obama to be director of national intelligence; defense undersecretary for intelligence, 2007-present; director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, 2001-06; after military retirement, served as an executive in private industry for companies including Vredenburg, Booz Allen Hamilton and SRA International; retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant general, 1995; director, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1991-1995; assistant chief of staff for intelligence, Air Force headquarters, Washington, 1990-91; deputy chief of staff for intelligence, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., 1989-1990; director for intelligence, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, 1987-89; assistant chief of staff for intelligence, U.S. Forces Korea, and deputy assistant chief of staff for intelligence, Republic of Korea and U.S. Combined Forces Command, 1985-87; commander, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., 1984-85.

QUOTE — "We have the largest, most capable intelligence enterprise on the planet, and it is the solemn, sacred trust of the DNI to make that enterprise work." — at the White House on Saturday after he was introduced by the president.