John Michael McConnell

United States admiral

John Michael "Mike" McConnell (born July 26, 1943) is a former vice admiral in the United States Navy.

Mike McConnell
Director of National Intelligence
In office
February 20, 2007 – January 27, 2009
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byJohn Negroponte
Succeeded byDennis Blair
Director of the National Security Agency
In office
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded byBill Studeman
Succeeded byKenneth Minihan
Personal details
Born (1943-07-26) July 26, 1943 (age 80)
Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
EducationNorth Greenville University
Furman University (BA)
George Washington University (MPA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1967–1996
Rank Vice Admiral

During his naval career he served as Director of the National Security Agency from 1992 to 1996. His civilian career includes serving as the United States Director of National Intelligence from 20 February 2007 to 27 January 2009 during the Bush administration and seven days of the Obama administration.[1]

McConnell was born and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina.[2]


  1. Mark Mazzetti; Cooper, Helene; Gay Stolberg, Sheryl (January 4, 2007). "The Struggle for Iraq; In shift, Director for Intelligence in State Dept. Post". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
  2. "Bush to name retired admiral to top intel post". MSNBC. Associated Press. January 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-22.