Bobbie Ray InmanB. R. INMAN

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
Office: CBA 3.424

Admiral B. R. Inman is a native of Rhonesboro, Texas. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1950 and graduated from the National War College in 1972. During thirty years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, he rose to flag rank and served many of his later years in intelligence, including duty as director of the National Security Agency and deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency. His decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.

Following retirement from active duty in 1982, Admiral Inman served as the first chairman and CEO of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) and later as head of Westmark Systems Inc., both in Austin. He now serves as a member of the boards of directors of Fluor, Science Applications International, SBC Communications, Inc., Temple-Inland and Xerox. He serves in a volunteer status as a director of the Public Agenda Foundation and the Center for Excellence in Education. He serves as a trustee of the California Institute of Technology, Southwestern University, the American Assembly, and the Center for Excellence in Education. His primary occupation is investing in startup companies.

Admiral Inman is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Texas. His policy interests include global competitiveness, the relationship between economic and national security and the role of the news media in public policy. He co-wrote the following two articles with Daniel F. Burton, Jr.:

TENURE AS DEP. DIR. of CIA 12 February 1981–10 June 1982
BIRTH 4 April 1931, Rhonesboro, Texas
EDUCATION University of Texas, B.A., 1950;
National War College, 1972
APPOINTED 24 January 1981 by President Ronald Reagan; confirmed by Senate and sworn in, 12 February 1981
EARLIER CAREER Commissioned Ensign, US Navy, 1952
Director of Naval Intelligence, 1974-76
Promoted to Vice Admiral, 1976
Vice Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1976-77
Director, National Security Agency, 1977-81
Promoted to Admiral, 1981
LATER CAREER Private business