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Rear Admiral Mike Studeman, USN

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.



           Captain Gene Anzano, USCG


Captain Anzano joined the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) in July 2022 to serve as the Deputy Director. In this position, he is the Deputy National Intelligence Manager for Maritime, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). On behalf of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), CAPT Anzano leads strategic alignment and integration of NMIO resources to advance maritime intelligence integration, information sharing, and national-level Maritime Domain Awareness.

Prior to joining NMIO, CAPT Anzano was the Chief Human Capital Officer for U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Intelligence. He served two tours at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), first as the Assistant Deputy Director for National Preparedness Programs in the Office of Test and Evaluation at the DHS Science and Technology Directorate, and as the Department’s designated Program Manager for the DHS Common Operating Picture (COP) in the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).

His intelligence tours include assignments at DIA’s Joint Intelligence Task Force Combating Terrorism (JITFCT) under the Joint Chiefs of Staff, FBI’s National Joint Terrorism Task Force, the National Counterterrorism Center, the National Defense Intelligence College, and Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cryptologic Unit Texas at National Security Agency (NSA) Texas. CAPT Anzano was also the lead engineer for the National Distress System in the Pacific Area, the Executive Officer for Electronic Support Unit Seattle, and served aboard the Coast Guard Cutter MUNRO as a junior officer.

CAPT Anzano is a graduate of the USCG Academy with a degree in electrical engineering. He holds Masters degrees in electrical engineering, business administration, strategic intelligence, national security and strategic studies, and government information leadership. He is a professional engineer and certified in in project management, information systems security, and federal acquisition program management.

In addition to his military and DHS awards, the unit he commanded received the DNI’s National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation. He recently was awarded the Intelligence Community’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Exemplary Leadership Award and is the 2022 recipient of the ODNI’s Human Capital Outstanding Leader of the Year Award.