Who is Daniel Coats? 3 things to know about the Director of national intelligence,

Daniel Coats is the fifth Director of National Intelligence.

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Daniel Coats is one of President Trump, the members of the Cabinet, as the fifth Director of national intelligence. He was sworn in on 16. In March 2017.

As the Director of National Intelligence, the 74-year-old “is leading the United States Intelligence Community (IC) and serves as the principal intelligence Advisor to the President,” according to the White house biography.

Here are three things to know about coats.

He was once the U.S. Ambassador to Germany

Coats is a former diplomat, serving during the former President George W. Bush as U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2001 to 2005.

Coats arrived in Germany only a few days before the September 11 attacks, according to his biography.

“Ambassador Coats was thrown into a role that he can not see in advance that a day earlier, a role in which he will excel, but it would a, forever change him,” Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., once the coats said.

As an Ambassador Coats a crucial role in the creation of robust relationships and in the construction of a new U.S. Embassy in the heart of Berlin, “played”, according to his biography.

Coats is a two-time senator from Indiana

Coats is a two-time Republican senator from Indiana.

He succeeded, former Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle after he became Vice-President George H. W. Bush in 1988.


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Coats, who served in the Senate until 1999, was also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Select Committee on Intelligence, according to the White house, on biography.

After a number of years by the Senate, he returned in 2011 until his retirement in the year 2017.

Before he was a senator coats is a member of the US house of representatives, serving Indiana 4. District from 1981 to 1989.

He worked a lot with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Coats has worked extensively with the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters, first volunteering with a youth mentoring program by the time he was 29 years old.

In 1978, he joined the organization ” Northeast Indiana board of directors. In 1993, he was elected to the national Big Brothers Big Sisters board.

Coats the organization was awarded the highest state award in 2012 for his work with the non-profit organization.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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