Mission Statement:The National Guard Bureau Joint Intelligence Directorate conducts strategic executive-level coordination on intelligence issues with Joint Chiefs of Staff-Director of Intelligence (JCS-J2), Defense Intelligence Agencies, Joint Forces Headquarters- State (JFHQ-State), Combatant Commands, the Service Intelligence Components and civilian federal agencies. Provide intelligence products, policy guidance, training, tools and enabling forces for foreign intelligence, incident awareness and assessment and special security activities to the JFHQ-State and National Guard's Joint Operational Forces. Provide timely synchronized, relevant and accurate intelligence to CNGB, DJS and other senior National Guard leaders.
Brigadier General Joe M. Wells
Director, J2/6, National Guard Bureau
Brigadier General Joe M. Wells is Director, J2/6, Intelligence and Communication, National Guard Bureau. His principal duty is to advise the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all matters pertaining to strategic intelligence and communication issues as they relate to security and readiness. His primary responsibility is to engage leadership to find solutions for training, education and resource issues that may impact intelligence and communication readiness. This includes initiating staffing strategies that will enhance productivity and ensure intelligence and communication services are consistent within the states and meet the requirements of its internal and exterior customers.
General Wells was commissioned in 1982 into the Georgia Army National Guard. Prior to receiving his commission, he served as an enlisted member for the 1st/30th, 3rd Infantry Division (Europe) and the 159th Military Intelligence Company, Dobbins, Air Reserve Base, Georgia. General Wells received a Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence in 2000 from the American Military University, Manassas Park, Virginia as well as a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in 2002.