The Director of the GMCOI Intelligence Enterprise is a career senior executive or flag officer nominated by the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security, in consultation with the Maritime Security Policy Coordinating Committee (MSPCC), and appointed by the Director of National Intelligence.
The primary function of the Director is maritime security intelligence policy development and coordination to ensure information access and integration across the global maritime intelligence community of interest and to enhance the Maritime Domain awareness objectives. The Deputy Director is appointed from a different department or agency than that of the director. The Director and his staff report to the Director of National Intelligence.
The Director is a member of the MSPCC.