Convocation with Jon Darby '83
Director of the Operations Directorate, NSA/CSS
Mr. Jon Darby is the recently retired Director of Operations for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). Mr. Darby began work at NSA/CSS in 1983 where he was assigned as a Russian language analyst. Mr. Darby has served in a variety of field and operations management positions at NSA/CSS. Mr. Darby served as the Signals Intelligence Directorate’s Deputy Director of Analysis and Production (A&P) and the Deputy Chief of Cybersecurity Operations (CSO).
Mr. Darby graduated from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/International Relations and a concentration in Russian Studies. He attended the Foreign Service Institute in Rosslyn, Virginia for full-time intensive instruction in Polish and Hungarian languages from 1985-1986 and 1991-1992. He also attended various graduate-level courses as part of the Defense Leadership and Management Program from 2000-2001 and is a 2007 graduate of the Kellogg School of Management Executive Leadership Program. A native of Billings, Montana, Mr. Darby enjoys movies, reading, and playing organized baseball.