On September 18, 2000, Jeremy Sansbury ’94
raised his right hand and recited a pledge to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, as he was sworn in as an officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He took that oath again on June 8, 2008, in the Pentagon when he entered the Senior Executive Service.
Now, with over 18 years of intelligence, cyber, operational, and technical leadership experience in the United States Intelligence Community, Jeremy serves as the deputy of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Information and Intelligence Analysis.
“I’ve visited too many countries to count in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East,” says Jeremy. “I’ve flown in Blackhawk helicopters over Afghanistan and Iraq, briefed and spoken at Congressional hearings, sat in sessions in the White House Situation Room, met foreign dignitaries, and served with and supported the men and women of our Armed Services, Law Enforcement, and U.S. Intelligence Community.”
Jeremy has felt called to serve since early high school, especially after learning more about his family’s military service. Both of Jeremy’s grandfathers served in WWII with the United States Army, and his father, James Sansbury ’66, and uncle, Richard Sansbury ’65, served in the Army Reserve during the Vietnam War era. Richard’s name is inscribed on the plaque outside of MSJ’s Memorial Gym for his courageous sacrifice during the war.
Jeremy is glad to have the opportunity to live up to his family legacy, serving and protecting the citizens of the United States on a different kind of battlefield at the NSA. “I take pride knowing that I am doing something significant in life, something positive, that will have a lasting, positive effect,” he says. “I take greater pride in serving with so many others who wake up every day to defend our nation and our freedoms.”Article from The Mount magazine.