Leonard (Leo) Palmer Gentile III, is the Technical Director, Joint Forces Headquarters – Department of Defense information Network, Directorate of Intelligence. He works to merge operational data with intelligence functions to bring all-source intelligence analysis to network defensive entities in real-time manner while maintaining intelligence tradecraft.
He served in the United States Air Force for four years on active duty, and four years as a member of the U.S. Air Force reserve during which he deployed in support of the Global War on Terror. He joined the federal service in 2007 with the Defense intelligence Agency where he served for as a Senior Intelligence Office for eight years, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and helping to establish USCYBERCOM Intelligence Support to Plans (J25). He was assigned to the Department of Homeland Security where he served in the Directorate for Intelligence as Senior Intelligence Analyst and Team Lead for Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT), and Commercial intelligence outreach and integration. He joined JFHQ-DODIN in 2016 where he serves as the Technical Director in the Directorate for Intelligence.
Between 2013 and 2015, he served as the intelligence advisor to the DOD Chief Information Office, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, and Deputy Assistant Secretaries of Defense for Cyber Policy, C3 and Business Systems, and Space Policy. In 2018 he established a program to provide Indicators of Compromise from the DoD to SLTT entities to aid in defense of networks necessary for the electoral system.