Mr. Dale C. Rielage is a Naval Intelligence Activity senior civilian providing embedded support to U.S. Pacific Fleet as director, intelligence and information operations (N2/N39). Among other responsibilities, he leads the Pacific Naval Aggressor Team (PNAT), creating accurate and challenging interactive representations of high-end maritime threats for fleet, Navy and joint audiences. He was appointed as a Defense intelligence senior level in September 2018.
Rielage served 27 years as a surface warfare and intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, culminating in six consecutive tours focused on the Indo-Pacific region and senior-level tours leading intelligence operations at 3rd, 7th and Pacific fleets. He brings extensive experience in intelligence support to maritime operations (“OPINTEL”), as well as intelligence support to contingency planning and executive decision support. He served as senior intelligence officer for China at the Office of Naval Intelligence before becoming director of the Chief of Naval Operation’s Navy Asia Pacific Advisory Group.
Rielage is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and holds a master’s degree in history from Old Dominion University. He has been awarded the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal and National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation, as well as numerous military awards.
Rielage has published widely on naval operations, Asian maritime security issues, history and naval intelligence. His book Russian Supply Efforts in America during the First World War was published in 2002. His articles and book reviews have appeared in Proceedings, Naval War College Review, Naval History, Marine Corps Gazette, Fire Chief, Fire Engineering and the Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly. In 2017, he was awarded first prize in the U.S. Naval Institute General Essay Contest after being awarded second prize in 2013 and 2016.