Rosanne M. 'Rose' LeVitre, Vice Chairman, Integration Management Council Deputy Directorate for Intelligence Integration Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Rosanne M. 'Rose' LeVitre joined the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as a senior national intelligence executive (SNIS) in July 2010. She serves as the Vice Chairman of the Integration Management Council, providing administrative support and leadership to the nine regional and eight functional National Intelligence Managers (NIMs). She leads a combined government civilian and contractor staff charged with providing support and direction to the NIMs and their teams. In this capacity, she executes DDNI/II guidance regarding NIMs and all of their activities, and provides the full range of staff support and senior-level leadership and guidance to their initiatives and issues to ensure maximum strategic intelligence integration.
Prior to joining the ODNI, Ms. LeVitre worked in the private sector from 2005 to 2010, most recently for LMI, a non-profit federal government-consulting firm. Among the government projects she supported were: the DNI's Analytic Transformation program; a White House-directed review of IC counterterrorism (CT) capabilities in light of the 2009 attempted attack on a commercial airliner over Detroit; and a Congressionally-mandated study of the 2010 DoD Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). Prior to LMI, Ms. LeVitre was the Director for Strategic Business Planning, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS). She led the development of portfolio business plans and oversaw associated projects involving the integration of company offerings.
Ms. LeVitre is a former naval officer, retiring in 2005 at the rank of Rear Admiral after completing a 31-year career. She was commissioned an Ensign in May 1973 on completion of Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS), Newport, Rhode Island. She was the first woman intelligence specialist selected for flag rank in the US Navy.
The majority of Ms. LeVitre's military assignments were with operational activities in the Asia- Pacific region. She has considerable experience in the interagency and international arena. Among her early tours of duty (1976-78) was an assignment to the Imperial Iranian Training Program during the introduction of women into that country's navy.
Rose LeVitre entered the intelligence field in 1979 and was assigned to numerous fleet operational intelligence assignments. From 1982 until 1991, she directly supported multi- platform maritime operations in the Pacific, with extensive analytic and collection experience in air, surface and subsurface surveillance and reconnaissance.
Ms. LeVitre's initial exposure to interagency intelligence occurred in 1989, when she was assigned to the US Coast Guard in Alameda, California. Her task was to establish the intelligence department for the newly established Joint Interagency Task Force-West, a joint command charged with providing DoD military support to interagency counternarcotics interdiction in the Asia-Pacific region.
During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (1990-91), she was detailed to the US?Central Command Air Forces Joint Force Air Component Command, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After the war, she reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Operations Directorate (J3). Among her duties was that of JCS representative to the National Security Council Intelligence Working Group. She later served at two joint intelligence centers as operations director and commander, respectively. After her command tour, she became the Director for Intelligence (J2), US Joint Forces Command.
On selection to flag rank, Rose LeVitre assumed the position as Director for Intelligence (J2), US Pacific Command. From 2000 to late 2003, she led intelligence operations at a time of increased tensions, from the EP-3 aircraft incident with China to regional post 9-11 CT activities and crises involving India, Pakistan and North Korea. She conceived and oversaw the implementation of an expanded CT information sharing enterprise involving traditional allied partners, non-traditional alliances and non-DoD entities to include the FBI, state and local authorities.
In 2004, she became the first Director, Navy Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), FORCEnet, Navy Staff, Washington, DC. In this capacity she was the lead resource sponsor and ISR capabilities integrator, working across the Navy staff, the service systems acquisition commands and the Joint Staff. She led a multi-disciplinary team charged with advanced operational analysis, modeling and simulation of projected maritime force (Navy and Marine Corps) ISR performance during specific crisis scenarios.
Ms. LeVitre holds a BA in history and education from the University of Washington. She has two Masters of Arts degrees in national security affairs, one from Georgetown University and the other from the US Naval War College. She was a 2004 National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
She is married to Mr. Lars P. Hanson, a retired submarine officer. They have two grown children. Date: July 2012