Managing Director, Paladin Capital Group and U.S. Naval Academy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Cyber Studies
Mr. Inglis is a Managing Director at Paladin. He is the former Deputy Director and senior civilian leader of the National Security Agency. Mr. Inglis acted as the Agency’s chief operating officer, responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations, and policy.
Mr. Inglis began his career at NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center. His NSA assignments include service across information assurance, policy, time-sensitive operations, and signals intelligence organizations. Promoted to NSA’s Senior Executive Service in 1997, he subsequently served in a variety of senior leadership assignments culminating in his selection as the NSA Deputy Director. He has twice served away from NSA Headquarters, first as a visiting professor of computer science at the U.S. Military Academy (1991-1992) and later as the U.S. Special Liaison to the United Kingdom (2003-2006).
A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Business School executive development program, the USAF Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers’ School.
Mr. Inglis’s military career included nine years active service with the US Air Force and twenty one years with the Air National Guard from which he retired as a Brigadier General in 2006. He holds the rating of Command Pilot and has commanded units at the squadron, group, and joint force headquarters levels. Mr Inglis’s significant Awards include the Clements award as the U.S. Naval Academy’s Outstanding Military Faculty member (1984), three Presidential Rank Awards (2000, 2004, 2009), the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award (2009), and the U.S. Air Force Academy Distinguished Graduate Award (2019).
Mr. Inglis currently serves on the U.S. Defense Science Board, as a trustee of the National Intelligence University, and as a director on the boards of FedEx and Huntington Bank.