Michael Vickers, a top Pentagon official and a University of Alabama graduate, is on the short list of candidates to replace David Petraeus as director of the CIA.
Petraeus, a retired Army four-star general, resigned late Friday because of an extra-marital affair. The White House named Michael Morrell, deputy director of the agency, as acting director until a permanent replacement is found.
Vickers, currently the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Alabama in 1983.
AOL Defense, citing two unnamed former defense officials, said Vickers would vie with Morrell for the director’s job.
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