Jun 20, 2016

Arthur Zuehlke, Jr

10 June, 2016. Mr. Arthur Zuehlke, Jr.
At the time of his passing, Art was assigned as Chief of the Defense Counter-proliferation Office (DCP) in the Directorate for Analysis, working out of Rivanna Station in Charlottesville, VA. Prior to joining DCP, Mr. Zuehlke served as Deputy Director, Mission Integration Directorate with the NRO in Chantilly, VA.

NIP members of long standing will recall Art as one of the most memorable members of the Senior Exeuctive Service at DIA, an expert on the Cold War Soviet Union, and later innovative technology. He was a wizard at securing funding for advanced technology projects outside the major program-of-record process.

Art joined DIA in 1977 and held various positions with the Agency starting in the Soviet/Warsaw Pact Division, then later as Chief of the Command, Control Communication (C3) and Electronic Warfare Branch, as the Defense Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia and as Chief of Transnational Warfare Group. In 2003, he was named as Deputy Director, DIA for MASINT and Technical Collection (DT), leading the new directorate.

He was a legend in the community and received numerous awards including the DIA Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, DOD Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, the DIA Exceptional Civilian Service Medal, the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive, and the NRO Gold medal for Distinguished Performance.

Art is survived by his wife, Michal Zuelke, his son, Arthur III, and his daughter Anneke.

Information regarding final arrangements will be made available within 2-3 weeks. In the interim any condolences can be sent c/o Arthur Zuehkle II, to 208 Audrey’s Court, Vienna, VA 22180.