Christian Pike’s Ultimate Sacrifice

| Rick Ledgett
Rick Ledgett
Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency

Cipher Brief expert and Former Deputy Director of the NSA, Rick Ledgett, remembers the ultimate sacrifice of Chief Cryptologic Technician Christian Pike this Memorial Day.

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The Author is Rick Ledgett

Rick Ledgett served as the Deputy Director of the National Security Agency from January 2014 until his retirement in April 2017, culminating a nearly 40 year career in cryptology at NSA and in the U.S. Army. He previously led the Media Leaks Task Force, the Agency's response to the Snowden leaks. He was the first National Intelligence Manager for Cyber at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and he directed NSA's 24/7 cyber threat operations center.

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