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image by Randy Young, 1 February 2005
The Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA, has essentially the same mission as the CIA, but is directed more toward support of American military operations rather than the supporting the national policy makers. As the name implies, DIA
is administered directly by the Department of Defense (DoD). In fact, according to the organizational structure, DIA, NSA, NRO, and NIMA all have two different bosses: the Director of Central Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense.
DIA's flag features the agency's seal centered on a light blue field, indicative of its subordination to DoD. The seal shows a globe on a dark blue background, with a flaming torch behind the globe. Across the top of the seal are the words "DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY," and across the bottom is "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."
Randy Young, 20 December 2001
A flag was observed behind Gen. Clapper at www.nima.mil/ast/fm/acq/Sep-Oct2003Path.pdf.
I would describe the DISES flag thus:
The Army has a distinctive flag for its own SES members as well as positional flags for a handful of civilian officials below secretarial rank. And there are, of course, personal/positional flags for all officials at the level of assistant
secretary and above.
Joe McMillan, 24 October 2003