J-2

July 13, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
A view of Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city, extends over the horizon. Military action by China against Taiwan may “only be a matter of time, and not a matter of ‘if,’” warns Rear Adm. Michael Studeman, USN, the intelligence leader, or J-2, of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Credit: Shutterstock/SkyImages

For 25 years, Rear Adm. Michael Studeman, USN, director, J-2, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, has been sounding the warning bell about the government of China and the threat it brings to the world and the United States. The threat is real, and China’s intent is clear, the leader has warned. The United States must now examine the time elements associated with China’s dangerous moves, the intelligence leader says. 

October 22, 2020
 

Rear Adm. Nicholas M. Homan, USN, has been assigned as director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

June 18, 2019
 

Brig. Gen. Anthony R. Hale, USA, has been assigned as director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

May 17, 2018
 

Rear Adm. Kelly A. Aeschbach, USN, will be assigned as director of intelligence, J-2, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

 

Rear Adm. Willie L. Metts, USN, will be assigned as director for intelligence, J-2, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.