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January 2023 Virtual Speaker Series

January 26, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

TOPIC: The State of Naval Intelligence


Rear Admiral Mike Studeman, USN

Rear Admiral Mike Studeman, USN
Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and Director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office


Rear Admiral Mike Studeman assumed command of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and became Director of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) in August 2022. He is also a principal advisor to the Director of National Intelligence as National Intelligence Manager–Maritime.

He served most recently as the Director of Intelligence (J2) at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Honolulu (2019-22) and the Director of Intelligence (J2) at U.S. Southern Command, Miami (2017-19). He previously commanded the Joint Intelligence Operations Center, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland, and Hopper Information Services Center, Suitland, Maryland.

At sea, Studeman served as air intelligence officer for Attack Squadron Three Five (VA-35) Black Panthers onboard USS Saratoga (CV 60) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was also assistant staff intelligence office for U.S. 7th Fleet onboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and assistant chief of staff for intelligence (N2) with Carrier Strike Group Eight onboard USS Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom deployments.

Ashore, Studeman led analytic divisions at the Fleet Ocean Surveillance Facility, Rota, Spain, in support of Balkan operations. He was also the first Director of PACOM’s China Red Team at the Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Hawaii; the first Senior Intelligence Officer for China at the Office of Naval Intelligence; and the first Director of the Commander’s Initiative Group at U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

Washington tours include Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and Director of the Strategic Actions Group, Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Presidential Appointment as a White House Fellow, Director of Navy Unmanned Airborne Systems, Director of Navy Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance concepts, strategic issues lead for the Navy’s Quadrennial Defense Review Team, and Special Assistant to the Chief of Intelligence of the Department of Homeland Security.

Rear Adm. Michael Studeman is the son of a career naval officer and a 1988 graduate of the College of William and Mary. He is a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, a distinguished graduate of the National War College, and an honors graduate in Mandarin Chinese from the Defense Language Institute.


Video Conference – GoToMeeting

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  • (5 min) Ms. B. Lynn Wright, DDNI (Ret.), NIP Chairman, welcoming remarks and NIP Update
  • (~25 min) Guest Panel Remarks
  • (~30 min) Q & A moderated by CAPT (Ret.) Bob Allen. - Please ask your questions in the GoToMeeting chat window or email your questions in advance/during the video conference to: