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Wever appointed Defense Intelligence Senior Leader

ST. LOUIS – Kathy Wever, a 1981 Woodstock High School graduate, was recently appointed Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, a high-level government position.

Wever, the daughter of Woodstock residents Lawrence and Mary Macheroux, currently serves as director of the Online GEOINT Services Customer Services Office, at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., and St. Louis areas.

The NGA provides imagery, map-based intelligence and geospatial information in support of the nation’s military forces, national policy makers and civil users.

Wever provides customer service for NGA’s customers such as national decision makers, the defense and intelligence community, and civil agencies. 

She entered federal service in 1988 as a cartographer at the Defense Mapping Agency before moving into a position testing and evaluating new production systems. After completing graduate studies at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, she returned to hold several leadership positions within the NGA. 

She is enrolled in the system engineering graduate certificate program and pursuing a master’s of science degree at George Washington University.

The senior service appointments are a position of classification in the federal government’s civil service – roughly akin to the ranks of general or admiral in the U.S. armed forces. 

Members of the Senior Executive Service serve in positions just below top presidential appointees. They are the link between presidential appointees and the rest of the civil service work force. 

Wever lives in Edwardsville with her husband, Mike. They have three children.

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