The Defense Intel Alumni Association (DIAA) was created by a small group of separated and retired DIA civilian and military personnel in 1998. Then-DIA Director LTG Patrick M. Hughes approved DIA participation with DIAA and authorized DIAA to operate and meet at Agency facilities for educational and social purposes. In the last 23 years, DIAA expanded its membership, increased interaction with DIA, and delivered social and educational activities on behalf of its members.
DIAA is a non-profit 501(c) (7) organization that is exclusively operated for the recreation and educational benefits of its members. In accordance with its bylaws, DIAA is governed by a Board of Directors (BoD) consisting of 12 elected voting Directors and two non- voting representatives appointed by DIA leadership (currently from DIA/OCC) who provide a direct link to DIA.
There are three statutory Officers (President, Secretary and Treasurer) who execute decisions and perform prescribed duties in accordance with DIAA by- Laws.
The Board has also created a Vice President position, which assists in day-to-day leadership of the organization.
DIAA membership is in 23 states, with the majority living within the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. DIAA has an active chapter in Florida and members in Australia and Europe.
Providing social, recreational, educational and career transition support to former, retired and current DIA civilian or military personnel supporting the DIA mission.
Be a premier association of former defense intelligence professionals. To accomplish this, the Board will:
Provide members social, recreational, and educational opportunities
Inform members on DIA and DIAA events, members’ whereabouts, activities, and special accomplishments.
Sponsor opportunities for members to contribute to the professional development of current DIA employees.
Assist current and future members as they transition into retirement, or a second career.
The DIAA Board of Directors embraces these core values:
Honor the history and culture of DIA
Serve and support the DIA workforce
Support DIA approved educational programs
Honor exceptional dedication to duty by DIAA members in support of the association’s missions and vision.
Maintain independence and non-partisanship in all our activities.
14 December 1998 - Founding Members of DIAA
Wynfred Joshua Andrea Arntsen Bill Wetzel Peggy Oliver Leonard Pinkney Bernie Braun Bernie Grundy Betty Hall
Joe Lamoglia (DIA Personnel)
Kathy Turner (DIA DR/Administration)
DIA Director, LTG Patrick Hughes, USA
Defense Intel Alumni Association PO Box 354, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923