Robert De Gross of Bethesda received the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Torch Bearers Award on Thursday.
The award honors individuals whose contributions during their tenure at the agency have a positive impact on the agency’s success.
De Gross is the program manager of the Intelligence Community Advanced Analysis Program and the referent at the Sherman Kent School of Intelligence Analysis. From 1977 to 2005, he held a variety of positions at the agency, including dean, and the first civilian deputy commandant and provost of what is now called the National Intelligence University.
De Gross also has received the Director DIA Distinguished Civilian and the Director of National Intelligence Integration awards.