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18 November 2014

Speaker:
Lt. Col. Joy M. Kaczor
Jacob D. Stauffer

Lt Col Kaczor is currently the Commander of the 33rd Network Warfare Squadron at Joint-Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas. She leads 310 personnel executing a $26 million annual budget for the Air Force’s only unit dedicated to defending Service and United States Central Command world-wide computer and communications networks. Her squadron operates the $125 million Air Force Cyberspace Defense weapon system to detect, prevent, and respond to attacks and intrusions and secure the network weapons system 24x7, ensuring its availability and integrity for global warfighter operations. Lt Col Kaczor began her career as a communications officer working in base-level, Combat Communications and Space Communication Squadrons. She served as a flight commander and director of operations at the squadron level, on joint staff as an operations planner as well as on the Air Staff.

Jacob D. Stauffer is currently the Director of Operations Support for the 33d Network Warfare Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He leads over 20 military, civilian, and contractors, as well as a multi-million dollar forensic and malware analysis lab, in support of Air Force Defense Cyberspace Operations to secure and defend the Air Force Information Network. The 33 NWS represents the frontline of the USAF’s defensive cyberspace operations. The 33 NWS’s mission is to monitor, secure, and defend Service and United States Central Command global classified and unclassified networks; ensure uninterrupted network integrity, reliability, availability, and confidentiality for the warfighter; actively respond to hostile network threats and attacks.

Prior to federal civil service, Mr. Stauffer worked for the California Secretary of State’s Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment (OVSTA) performing the nation’s first ever "Top-to-Bottom” security evaluations on electronic voting systems. Mr. Stauffer is a 2007 graduate from the University of Tulsa under the "Cyber Corps” program, where he earned a Master of Computer Science degree. Upon graduation from the Scholarships for Service program, Mr. Stauffer pursued a career with the United States Air Force in Cyber Operations.


16 Sep 2014 Speaker:
Colonel Michael C. Harasimowicz
Commander, 688th Cyberspace Wing
 oint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas

 

Colonel Michael C. Harasimowicz is Commander, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he leads over 1,500 professionals in developing, training, exercising and testing information operations tactics, techniques and procedures; analyzing and mitigating U.S. cyberspace vulnerabilities; integrating emerging information dominance capabilities in support of Air Force, joint and Department of Defense warfighters; engineering, deploying and delivering survivable and resilient cyber infrastructure (deployed and in-garrison); and integrates communications and computer systems designed to increase the combat effectiveness of Air Force and Department of Defense elements.Colonel Harasimowicz entered the Air Force as a civilian network engineer for Rome Labs at Griffiss AFB, N.Y. After receiving his commission, Colonel Harasimowicz's operational assignments have kept him at the forefront of innovation to include pioneering the F-16 concept of operations for suppression of enemy air defenses, the development of the Air Force's Air Operations Center, and the integration of stealth airpower and cyber capabilities. He has led intelligence integration and operational planning for across every major theater of operations. Colonel Harasimowicz has commanded the 91st Network Warfare Squadron and the 33rd Information Operations Squadron. The 91st NWS delivered cyber effects to Central Command's counter-insurgency operations in Multi-National Forces - Iraq with concurrent cyber contingency and exploitation operations across multiple geographic combatant commands. As the commander of the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team, he led his team to earn the NSA Information Assurance Rowlett Trophy for 2007 at the Department of Defense level. He also directed operations for U.S. Air Force cyber tactics development including U.S. Strategic Command's first global network defense exercise. Additionally, he served as the Director for Defense Policy and Strategy within President Obama's National Security Council focused on cyber policy and homeland defense.


20 Aug 2014 Speaker:
Colonel Brad Pyburn
624th Operations Center Commander, 24th Air Force

 

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A career Air Force cyberspace operations officer, Colonel Brad Pyburn is the Commander, 624th Operations Center, 24th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) – Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he directs 250 active duty, reserve, and civilian cyberspace professionals in accomplishing the center’s mission: to establish, plan, direct, coordinate, command and control full-spectrum cyberspace operations and capabilities in support of Air Force and Joint requirements. Col Pyburn is responsible for coordinating Combatant Commander requests for cyberspace operations forces and effects and developing strategy and options to support evolving US Cyber Command missions. His team provides command and control for the $14 billion Air Force Information Network, and oversees execution of US Cyber Command and 24th Air Force operational orders supporting 10 Major Commands at 150 sites worldwide.Prior to his current position, Col Pyburn attended the Eisenhower School (formerly Industrial College of the Armed Forces) at National Defense University. He also served as Chief of Cyberspace Policy and Director of Staff for the Cyberspace Operations Directorate on the Air Staff, guiding development of the Air Force’s first-ever cyberspace policy directives. Prior to his Air Staff tour, Col Pyburn served as the Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron, Joint Base Balad (JBB), Iraq. In this capacity, he commanded 160 Airmen and civilians in the operations and maintenance of the largest command and control network in Iraq. He also served as the Communications Integrator of JBB, supporting a joint-base with 25,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and DoD civilians and contractors.His other past assignments include Flight Commander, Deputy Squadron Commander, Assistant Professor at the US Air Force Academy, and Deputy Director for Operations at Joint Task Force – Global Network Operations (a predecessor to US Cyber Command).

 


15 July Speaker:
Dr. Peter Marks
Acting COO, DHA Infrastructure and Operations Directorate
Director for Enterprise Technology Navy Medicine

 

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 Peter Marks is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   He completed his doctorate in Management of Information Systems and Medical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business; has a Master’s of Information Systems from Webster University; and Bachelors in English from LaSalle University. Prior to joining the Defense Health Agency as the Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure and Operations, he served as the Enterprise Services Director for Navy Medicine Information Systems. Prior to this, he was the Chief Information Officer at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas where he focused on creating a single clinical information environment between his hospital and the Air Force’s Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio.  He deployed numerous times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait.   He is a soccer player and coach and runs regularly - although, he runs for fitness and not necessarily for fun.




19 June Speaker:
Maj. Gen. Earl D. Matthews
Director, Cyberspace Operations, Office of Information Dominance
Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

 

Maj. Gen. Earl D. Matthews is the Director, Cyberspace Operations, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. General Matthews is the Cyberspace Operations and Support Career Field Functional Manager, responsible for the development of 77,000 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel, meeting current and projected operational requirements. He oversees the Air Force information assurance program to ensure compliance with all legislative, Department of Defense and joint information assurance policies and directives. Additionally, he leads the Air Force in developing cyberspace operations policy, providing Information Technology and National Security System solutions and shaping long-range strategies for management of a portfolio valued in excess of $7 billion dollars annually.General Matthews received his commission in 1983 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Northern Arizona University. General Matthews has held a variety of positions in space and cyberspace operations, maintenance, and plans, including Air Staff and joint assignments. He previously commanded the 22nd Communications Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.; 50th Network Operations Group, Schriever AFB, Colo.; 38th Combat Support Wing, Kapaun Air Station, Germany and 435th Air Base Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill. 

 


20 May Speaker:
Brigadier General Garrett S. Yee
Incoming Commanding General, 335th Signal Command and ARCENT/G6

 

Brigadier General Garrett Yee assumed the position of Deputy Commander for Mobilization for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in December 2012.

During his 25-year U.S. Army career, he has held a variety of command and staff positions. Recently, he returned from Afghanistan where he served as the Deputy Commander for the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) from October 2011 to October 2012. In Afghanistan he provided senior leadership for all 335th Signal Command operations, as well as provided oversight of communications commercialization projects throughout Southwest Asia. He also deployed to Iraq in 2006 as the lead Theater Observation Detachment Officer with the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) where he authored a CALL Handbook on Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq.

General Yee was born in San Jose, California.  In 1987, he received his commission in the Infantry upon graduation from Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Combined Science. His civilian education also includes a master’s degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.

His other assignments include Commander, 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, from June 2010 to October 2011; Commander, 650th Regional Support Group in Las Vegas, Nev., from August 2007 to June 2010; Commander, Logistic Support Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, providing post-mobilization training and logistics support to deploying units; Detachment Executive Officer; Aide-de-Camp; Company Commander; Observer/Controller and Team Chief; Battalion Operations Officer; Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer; and Division Plans Officer.

His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Combined Arms and Services Course; the Command and General Staff Course; the Military Police Advanced Officer Orientation Course; the Support Operations Officer Course; the Ordinance Officer Branch Qualification Course; the Battalion/Brigade Pre-Command Course; the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course, and the Army War College where he earned a Master’s in Strategic Studies.

General Yee’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (6 awards); the Army Commendation Medal (6 awards); the Army Achievement Medal (4 awards); the National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star); the Iraq Campaign Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the NATO Medal; the Overseas Service Ribbon; the Parachutist Badge; and the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.



15 April Speaker:
Dr. David W. Banton

Dr. Banton is the Chief Technology Officer for the Communications Directorate in Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.  In this capacity, he is responsible for IT enabling the transformation of the Air Force Learning Environment and is the certifying authority representative for education enclaves and systems under the purview of AETC/A6 and AETC/CV. 

Prior to his current assignment, Dr. Banton was the Deputy Director for the 690 Network Support Group (690 NSG), Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.  The 690 NSG is responsible for the Air Force’s Integrated Network Operations and Security Centers, Enterprise Service Units, and Enterprise Service Desks.

Dr. Banton received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He received his Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He also graduated from Air War College by correspondence. He has obtained SPRD&E level III and CISSP certification. Dr. Banton has also received the Exemplary Civilian Service Award.

 


18 March Speaker:
Chief Master Sergeant Maurice James Sr. 

Chief Master Sergeant Maurice James is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is the principle advisor to the Wing Commander and wing executive staff on matters concerning the morale, welfare, development, utilization and training of over 1,800 enlisted members for the Air Force's largest medical wing. The wing's mission is to provide deployed and in-garrison health care, graduate medical education and clinical research, all designed to enhance Air Force readiness. The medical wing is composed of seven groups based at three geographically separated bases with a staff of 6,010 military, civilian, contract employees, residents and students. He provides advice to the Director of the San Antonio Military Health System which includes a $1.2 billion budget providing healthcare for more than 230,000 beneficiaries in ten medical treatment facilities in the San Antonio metropolitan area. Originally from Lancaster, S.C., Chief James enlisted in the Air Force in February 1986. His background includes various positions including pharmacy technician, squadron and group superintendent, first sergeant and MAJCOM functional manager. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Chief, Medical Enlisted Force, Office of the Command Surgeon Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va. He assumed his current position as Command Chief Master Sergeant, 59th Medical Wing, in June, 2012. 



18 February Speaker:
Major General John Shanahan

 

Maj. Gen. John N.T. "Jack" Shanahan is Commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Shanahan is responsible for providing multisource ISR products, applications, capabilities and resources, as well as Cyber ISR forces and expertise. The AF ISR Agency includes the 70th and 480th ISR Wings; National Air and Space Intelligence Center; Air Force Technical Applications Center; 361st Special Operations Forces ISR Group; and all Air Force cryptologic operations. In his position as AF ISR Agency Commander, General Shanahan also serves as the Commander of the Service Cryptologic Component. In this capacity, he is responsible to the Director, National Security Agency, and Chief, Central Security Service, as the Air Force's sole authority for matters involving the conduct of cryptologic activities, including the spectrum of missions directly related to both tactical warfighting and national-level operations. In addition, as the Air Force Geospatial Intelligence Element Commander, General Shanahan facilitates AF GEOINT federation and integration into the National System for Geospatial Intelligence; orchestrates programmatic, policy and systemic requirements developed by the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at Headquarters U.S. Air Force; and organizes, trains, equips and presents AF GEOINT forces. General Shanahan received his commission in 1984 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Michigan. He has served in a variety of flying, staff and command assignments. His staff assignments include Northeast Asia Regional Exercise Branch Chief in the Operations Directorate at Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command; senior military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Deputy Director for Global Operations, Operations Directorate, Joint Staff. He has commanded the USAF Weapons School Support Division, Nellis AFB, Nev.; 480th Intelligence Group, Langley AFB, Va.; 505th Command and Control Wing, Hurlburt Field, Fla.; and the 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb.



28 Jan Speaker:
Major General Craig S. Olson

 

Major General Craig S. Olson is the Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. In this position, he is responsible for more than 2,200 personnel and acquisition execution of a $10.9 billion portfolio developing, deploying and sustaining Air Force, joint and coalition cyberspace, networks, cryptologic and data link systems to enable decisive combat operations. General Olson was commissioned in 1982 following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has extensive operational, flight test and acquisition experience. 

The general has flown operationally as a weapon systems officer and electronic warfare officer in the F-4E and F-4G, and as a flight test weapon systems officer in the F-15E. His acquisition tours include the JSTARS Joint Program Office, the Air Staff Special Programs Directorate, and the Navy-led V-22 Joint Program Office. He has commanded at the group and wing levels. Prior to his current assignment, General Olson was Program Executive Officer for Business and Enterprise Systems and Director of the Enterprise Information Systems Directorate, Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex, Ala. He is a master navigator with more than 1,900 flying hours in more than 20 different aircraft. 


21 August Speaker:
Lieutenant General Michael J. Basla
 
Lt. Gen. Michael J. Basla is the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Basla leads four directorates and supports 77,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He has overall
responsibility for networks and network-centric policies, communications, information resources management, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. As Chief Information Officer, Lt. Gen. Basla provides oversight of portfolio management, delivers enterprise architecture, and enforces freedom of
information act and privacy act laws. He integrates Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking air, space, and terrestrial assets. Additionally, he shapes doctrine, strategy, and policy for all cyberspace operations and support activities. General Basla is a native of Syracuse, N.Y., and graduated from Bishop Grimes High School. He received his commission in 1979 as a distinguished graduate of Officer Training School. General Basla has served in five operational communications units including commands at detachment, squadron and group levels. He has extensive joint experience including a tour as Director for C4 Systems, Joint Task Force Southwest Asia in Saudi Arabia where he delivered integrated network operations in support of United Nations security resolution enforcement against Iraq. He has served on the staffs of the Joint Staff, U.S. Transportation Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Air Mobility Command and Air Force Communications Command. In 2005, General Basla received the Eugene M. Zuckert Award, which honors one general officer or senior executive service member each year for outstanding management achievements by a Department of the Air Force Manager. Prior to his current assignment, he was Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., where he assisted the commander in organizing, equipping, training, and maintaining missionready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and the other functional and geographic combatant commands with missile warning,
positioning, navigation and timing, communications and cyber capabilities.



16 July Speaker:
FBI Special Agent Kevin Moberly

 

Kevin Moberly is a Texas native, married, with three children.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in 1994 with a B.S. in Political Science and a Masters equivalent from the National Security Agency’s (NSA) National Cryptologic School.

In 1994, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force, where he served as an intelligence officer until 2001.  During this time he worked closely with the NSA and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and is a certified NRO satellite systems instructor.  Prior to leaving the Air Force, he was a founding member of the 92nd Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron, 318th Information Operations Group, operating under the Air Force Information Warfare Center at Lackland AFB, Texas.

Mr. Moberly became an FBI Special Agent in 2003 and was assigned to the Counterintelligence Squad, Los Angeles Field Office.

In February 2004, Mr. Moberly became of one of several case agents on the Chi Mak espionage-ring investigation, which resulted in the conviction of all five defendants.  In 2006, Mr. Moberly became the case agent of the Greg Chung espionage investigation, code named RED CARD.  He managed the case until its February 2010 conclusion, the sentencing of Greg Chung to 16 years in prison after this nation’s first economic espionage trial conviction.  He and his fellow investigators received the Department of Justice "Director’s Award for Superior Performance” and are two-time recipients of the "National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation” from the Director of National Intelligence.

After serving two years as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Economic Espionage Unit at FBIHQ, Washington, D.C., Mr. Moberly has returned to the field in San Antonio, Texas.



20 June Speaker:
Brig. Gen. Sean Murphy, Air Force Medical Operation Agency (AFMOA) Commander

 

Brigadier General Sean L. Murphy is the Commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA). He oversees execution of Air Force Surgeon General Policies supporting Air Force expeditionary capabilities, healthcare operations and national security strategies. General Murphy is responsible for leading consultative support of over 43,000 personnel, 75 Medical Treatment Facilities with a $6.1B budget. General Murphy ensures a cost-effective, modern and prevention-based healthcare continuum for 2.1 million beneficiaries worldwide.

General Murphy is a 1981 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and obtained his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. General Murphy is board certified in pediatrics, qualified in aerospace medicine and has a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy from National War College. He has commanded at the flight, squadron and group levels in both the deployed and home station environment. General Murphy has served at the Joint COCOM level as the SOUTHCOM Command Surgeon and previously as the Pacific Air Force Command Surgeon.



21 May Speaker:
Col. Richard Lipsey, Vice Commander, 24th Air Force

 

Colonel Richard A. Lipsey is Vice Commander, 24th Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.  The 24th Air Force is the service’s component numbered air force providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-Fourth Air Force personnel extend, maintain and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network.  Colonel Lipsey assists the commander in directing the activities of three operational cyber wings, two headquartered at Lackland AFB, Texas, and one at Robins AFB, Georgia, as well as the 624th Operations Center at Lackland.

Born in Dade City, Florida, Colonel Lipsey was commissioned in 1985 though the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Miami University, Ohio.  Colonel Lipsey has served in six operational communications units, commanding twice at the squadron level, as well as command of a mission support group. He has significant joint experience, including a tour as Director for C4 Systems, Air Force Forces, Air Force Central Command and Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia, where he was responsible for all deployed Air Force communications systems and information technologies in the AFCENT area of responsibility, which enabled planning and execution within Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He has also served on the staffs of two Air Force major command headquarters, U.S. European Command, where he led the establishment of the first combatant command Network Warfare Center, and Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel Lipsey was the associate director of Warfighter Systems Integration, Office of Warfighter Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.



23 April 2013 Speaker:
Col. Peter J. Lambert (NSA/CSS Texas Commander)

 

19 March 2013 Speaker:
Jesus RosaVelez - Joint Base San Antonio Director
Presentation

Mr. RosaVelez is the Director, United States Army Signal Network Enterprise Center (NEC) - Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) – Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His previous assignment was Director, United States Army Signal Network Enteprise Center, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
The NEC’s mission is to provide Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management base services which enable battle command readiness supporting Joint, Combined and operational Army (homeland defense; civil support; security cooperation) mission requirements. Its staff services the entire JBSA community, worldwide contingencies, and the working environment for thousands of Military, Civilians and Families today and in the future.
Mr. RosaVelez’ military career began as an enlisted Soldier in 1976 in the Telecommunications field. In 1988, he was appointed a Warrant Officer in the Signal Corps and received his commission in 1990. Mr. RosaVelez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.
He has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout his thirty-four years of combined military and civilian federal service to include overseas tours in Korea (1st Signal Brigade), two tours in Germany (5th Signal Command / USAREUR G6 / 21st Theater Support Command G6), and Panama (U.S. Army Information Systems Command). Mr. RosaVelez retired from the Army in 1996 and has continued to serve the government as a contractor and Department of the Army civilian. He has served in deployments in support of Operation JUST CAUSE and JOINT ENDEAVOR.
Mr. RosaVelez’ Civilian education includes the Signal Regiment Pre-Command Course, Directorate of Information Management Course, Personnel Management for Executives (PME I & II), Organizational Leadership for Executives, Sustaining Base and Leadership Management Program, and Civilian Leadership Development Course. Military education includes the, Electronic Switching Systems Technician Manager Course, Warrant Officer Technical & Tactical Certification Course, Warrant Officer Basic Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course, and Primary Leadership Course.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Superior Civilian Service Award; Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; and Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2). Mr. RosaVelez was recognized by the Columbia, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of the 2011 Palmetto Pillar Leadership in Technology Award and is an affiliated member of the United States Army Signal Regiment.



19 February 2013 Speaker:
Joseph R. Thele

 

Mr. Joseph R. Thele is the Director, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Operations Agency (AFPOA), Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He leads 310 military and civilian members to provide agile information technology capabilities to the men and women of the AF/A1, A1 staff, and supported Field Operating Agencies, furthering direct support to the human resource needs of Airmen and families throughout the Total Force.

 


15 January 2013 Speaker: 
Col John A. Cox, ACoS, G6, US Army North / 5th Army
Presentation

Colonel John A. Cox began his military career in 1977 by enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He served on Small Boat Search and Rescue teams at Base Galveston, Texas, until 1983.

 

COL Cox transferred to the U.S. Army and entered Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps on 1 June 1984. His initial assignment was Delta Company, 304th Signal Battalion, Camp Carroll, Korea, where he served as the Wire Platoon Leader and Company Maintenance Officer.

From 1985 to 1989 COL Cox served in the 142nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He served as an Alpha Company Platoon Leader and Executive Officer; the Wire and Radio Officer on the Division G6 staff; and later as the Battalion S4.

In 1990, COL Cox was assigned to the VII Corps G6 staff, Kelley Barracks, Germany, serving as the Corps Radio Systems Officer. He assumed command of Bravo Company, 26th Signal Battalion, 93rd Signal Brigade, and deployed the unit in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. From 1991 to 1994, he served as a Radio Systems Program Manager assigned to the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade with duty at the National Security Agency. In 1995, he attended the Spanish Language Course at Presidio of Monterey, California, and was then assigned to the Defense Attaché Office, U.S. Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela, with duty as a Foreign Area Officer Trainee. Upon returning to the United States in 1996, COL Cox served until 2001 in the 3rd Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as G6 Operations Officer, III Corps G6 staff; S3, 57th Signal Battalion; and 3rd Signal Brigade Operations Officer, culminating his tour as the Brigade S3.

From 2001-2002, COL Cox served as the G6, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas. He then served as the 1112th Signal Battalion Commander and Director, Information Technology Business Center, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from 2002-2004. COL Cox next served as the Operations Officer, Global NetOps Center, and as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations, in Arlington, Virginia, until 2006.  In 2007, he assumed command of the United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command, Fort Huachuca, AZ. COL Cox‘s last assignment was in Wiesbaden, Germany, as the Deputy Commander, 5th Signal Command.

COL Cox is a graduate of Signal Corps Basic and Advanced Officer Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Venezuelan Armed Forces of Cooperation Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography from Texas A&M University, a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Saint Mary’s University, and a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1st oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (5th oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the German Parachutist Badge.

COL Cox and his wife Lydia have two children: Katelyn, 19, and Mac, 15.
 
 

23 October 2012 Speaker:
Col Amando Gavino, AFISR Agency (Director, Command, Control and Communications Systems), formerly the Air Forces Central Command Director for C4I, stationed at the Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid AB, Qatar.
 
Colonel Amando E. Gavino, Jr., is the Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer for the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (AF ISR) Agency, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is responsible for formulating, disseminating and managing communications policy, procedures, regulations, resources and architectures for command and control, communications, computers, and ISR operations across the agency. The agency is aligned under the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance as a field operating agency. It’s mission is to organize, train, equip and present assigned forces and capabilities to conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for combatant commanders and the nation, and to implement and oversee execution of Air Force policy and guidance to expand Air Force ISR capabilities to meet current and future challenges.
 
Colonel Gavino came on active duty in 1987 after being commissioned into the Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Kean University of New Jersey. He has since held numerous leadership positions including the Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems for United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) and the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC), where he was responsible for all deployed Air Force communications systems and information technologies in the USAFCENT theater of operations. He was also Vice Wing Commander, 689th Combat Communications Wing, Director of Communications and Information at the Thirteenth Air Force as well as the Deputy Commander of the 8th Mission Support Group at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. He is an experienced expeditionary leader who has served as the senior Air Force communicator in Al Jaber, Kuwait, in 1998 and 2002, and has deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) in 2004 and again to Qatar for OIF and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) in 2007 and Operation NEW DAWN (OND) in 2011.
 
 
EDUCATION
1986 Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Kean University, N.J.
1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Colorado University, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2001 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2003 Air War College, by correspondence
2006 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
 
ASSIGNMENTS
February 1987 - June 1987, Student, Basic Comm/Comp, Keesler AFB, Miss.
June 1987 - September 1988, Operation Systems Software Analyst, Peterson AFB, Colo.
September 1988 - October 1991, Training Simulation Officer, Peterson AFB, Colo.
October 1991 - March 1992, Chief, Wing UHF/GPS IIA Simulation Systems, 51st SPW, Schriever AFB, Colo.
March 1992 - July 1993, Chief, GPS Logistics Section, 51st LG, Schriever AFB, Colo.
July 1993 - June 1994, Future Requirements Plans Officer, 51st SWG, Schriever AFB, Colo.
June 1994 - July 1995, Executive Officer, 607th Air Communications Squadron, Osan AB, Korea.
July 1995 - November 1996, Chief, NATO Air Defense Ops Analyst, NATO Program Center, Glons, Belgium.
December 1996 - July 1997, Intelligence Officer, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium.
July 1997 - September 1997, Student, Advanced Comm/Computer Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
September 1997 - September 1998, Support Flt CC, 3rd Combat Comm Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
September 1998 - August 2000, Training and Standards Flt CC, 3rd Combat Comm Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
August 2000 - October 2002, Chief, ACC Communications and Information Inspection Section, Langley AFB, Va.
October 2002 - August 2004, Commander, 347th Communications Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
August 2004 - June 2005, Chief, Defense Information Service Network Video Services, Falls Church, Va.
June 2005 - August 2005, Director of Staff, Defense Information Service Network, Falls Church, Va.
August 2005 - July 2007, Executive Assistant, GIG Combat Support, DISA, Falls Church, Va.
July 2007 - July 2008, Deputy Commander, 8th Mission Support Group, Kunsan AB, Korea.
July 2008 - October 2009, Director, Communications and Information, 13th Air Force, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
October 2009 - June 2011, Vice Wing Commander, 689 Combat Communications Wing, Robins AFB, Ga.
June 2011 - July 2012, Director, C4 Systems, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
August 2012 - Present, Director of Communications, HQ AF ISR Agency, Lackland AFB, Tex.
 
MAJOR AWARDS
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with silver cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant July 3, 1986
First Lieutenant July 3, 1988
Captain October 24, 1990
Major July 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel January 1, 2003
Colonel May 1, 2008  
 
 
18 September 2012 Speaker:
LCDR Michael Clay, U.S. Public Health Service, MHS Cyberinfrastructure Services (MCiS) Director, San Antonio Operations, DOD/TMA/MHS Cyberinfrastructure Services, San Antonio, TX
Job Responsibilities
• Oversee and manage Military Health System Data Center Operations
• Manage close to 275 military, civilian and contract staff
• Act on behalf of MCiS Director for all visitors/VIPs and at the Tri-Service Collaboration Workgroup
• Oversees the execution of MCiS-San Antonio resource & property management, logistics management, personnel management, facilities management/physical security, automation resources, and acquisition functions
 
Career History
• Established data center services for TMA/MCiS, co-locating CHCS & LCS (AHLTA) for San Antonio region
• Deployed the IHS Electronic Health Record across many reservations, training local providers
• Laboratory Officer with Indian Health Services fulfilling many roles including Blood Bank Supervisor and Information Technology Specialist
• Lead laboratory technologist for Public Health Service Rapid Deployment Force #5 for 3 years
• Laboratory Consultant and HIPAA Official for the Coast Guard managing over 100 laboratories developing policies, managing contracts, and improving the privacy and security operations of protected health information processes
 
Education
• Undergraduate degree in medical technology and microbiology
• Master’s degree in Public Health
• Virtualization Essentials Professional (VEP)
• Certified Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)
• Certified Level II Acquisition Officer
 
Awards
• Defense Meritorious Service Medal
• PHS Commendation Medal
• Coast Guard Commendation Medal
• Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation
• Army Achievement Medals

 
21 August 2012 Speaker:
Brigadier General (ret) Scott A. Bethel, former Vice Commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland Air Force Base
 
Brig. Gen. Scott A. Bethel is the Vice Commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, with duty location at Fort George G. Meade, Md. The AF ISR Agency organizes, trains, equips, and presents assigned forces and capabilities to conduct ISR for combatant commanders and the nation. The agency implements and oversees execution of Air Force policy and guidance to expand ISR capabilities to meet current and future challenges. More than 19,000 AF ISR Agency personnel worldwide provide flexible collection, analysis, weapons monitoring, and operational intelligence to joint warfighters and national agencies.

General Bethel is a 1985 graduate of Officer Training School. His commands include an intelligence squadron and group, as well as a training wing. He has also served as chief of unit-level intelligence; Air Staff action officer and long-range budget programmer; and graduate-level intelligence instructor. He was NATO's Chief Targeteer during Operation Allied Force and has deployed five times to combat areas, most recently as Chief of Intelligence Collection Management, Multi-National Force-Iraq. Prior to his current position, he was Director, Strategy, Integration and Doctrine, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION

1985 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
1990 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1992 Master of Science degree in strategic intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C. 
1995 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 National Defense Fellowship, Boston University, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1985 - May 1986, student, Intelligence Operations Course, Lowry AFB, Colo.
2. May 1986 - June 1987, intelligence analyst and command briefer, 6th Tactical Intelligence Group, Osan Air Base, South Korea
3. June 1987 - June 1990, Chief, Intelligence Operations, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
4. June 1990 - June 1991, student, Joint Military Intelligence College, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
5. June 1991 - March 1993, Chief, International Training, Joint Military Intelligence College, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
6. March 1993 - July 1995, Functional Manager, Combat Intelligence System, and Chief of Doctrine, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
7. July 1995 - June 1996, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. June 1996 - June 1998, Commander, 32nd Intelligence Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
9. June 1998 - July 1998, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
10. July 1998 - August 1998, student, Air Force Targeting School, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
11. August 1998 - May 2000, Chief, Conventional Targets Team, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium
12. May 2000 - June 2001, senior executive officer, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium
13. June 2001 - June 2002, student, National Defense Fellowship, Boston University, Mass.
14. June 2002 - December 2003, Chief, Information Superiority Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
15. December 2003 - August 2005, Commander, 497th Intelligence Group, Langley AFB, Va.
16. August 2005 - March 2007, Commander, 17th Training Wing, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
17. March 2007 - July 2010, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Operations and Nuclear Integration for Technical Training, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
18. July 2010 - December 2010, Director, Strategy, Integration and Doctrine, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. December 2010 - present, Vice Commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas, with duty location at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1991 - March 1993, Chief, International Training, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C., as a captain 
2. August 1998 - May 2000, Chief, Conventional Targets Team, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium, as a major and lieutenant colonel 
3. May 2000 - June 2001, senior executive officer, Assistant Chief of Staff Operations, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium, as a lieutenant colonel

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Combat Action Medal - Ground
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Medal with bronze star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with bronze star
NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia) with bronze star
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1985 Honor graduate, Air Force Intelligence School
1990 Officer of the Year, Tactical Air Command and 9th Air Force Intelligence
1998 Federal Executive Gold Medal Award Winner
2000 Senior Intelligence Officer of the Year, NATO

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 21, 1985
First Lieutenant Aug. 21, 1987
Captain Aug. 21, 1989
Major Dec. 1, 1995
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1999
Colonel Aug. 1, 2003
Brigadier General July 3, 2009
 
17 July 2012 Speaker:
Dr. Peter Marks, COO of the Navy Medical Information Systems Support Agency
 
Peter Marks is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his doctorate in Management of Information Systems and Medical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business; has a Master’s of Information Systems from Webster University; and Bachelors in English from LaSalle University.
 
Prior to joining NAVMISSA as the Chief Operations Officer, he was the Chief Information Officer at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas where he focused on creating a single clinical information environment between his hospital and the Air Force’s Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. Previously, he was the Project Manager for all of the Army’s Health Care Facilities built in Southwest Asia. In this capacity, he deployed numerous times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Other tours included Instructor, Baylor University Master’s of Healthcare Administration at the US Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas and as the CIO of Kenner Army Hospital at Fort Lee, Virginia.
 
He is a soccer player and coach and runs regularly - although, he runs for fitness and not necessarily for fun.

 
19 June 2012 Speaker:
Col Kevin B. Wooton,Commander, 67th Network Warfare Wing (NWW), Lackland AFB, Texas

Colonel Kevin B. Wooton is the Commander, 67th Network Warfare Wing (NWW), Lackland AFB, Texas. The 67 NWW is the USAF’s cyberspace operations force and newest combat wing. The 67 NWW's mission is to operate, manage, and defend global Air Force networks. The Wing also trains and readies Airmen to execute computer network exploitation and attack. Additionally, the 67 NWW performs electronic systems security assessments for the Air Force and Joint community. Prior to assuming command of the 67 NWW, Colonel Wooton served as the Military Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence), Portfolio, Programs, and Resources (PP&R) in the Office of Secretary of Defense.

Commissioned through Officer Training School in 1987, Colonel Wooton has served in a variety of assignments to include intelligence officer positions at squadron, group and joint level, as well as at MAJCOM staffs, Air Staff, and with the National  Security Council. He also commanded the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (AFISRA), Beale Air Force Base, California, the 17th Training Group (AETC), Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, and the 25th Intelligence Squadron (AFISRA), Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Colonel Wooton deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as Tactical Reconnaissance Collection Manager and Mission Planner for Central Air Forces in support of Operation DESERT STORM.  More recently, as part of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, serving as the Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Task Force-South (Task Force K-Bar).  He also led the 25th IS as Senior SILENT SHIELD Mission Commander, deployed to the Joint Special Operations Air Component's Directorate of Operations at Al Udeid, Qatar, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

EDUCATION:

1985 Bachelor of Science degree in geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
1995 Master of Science degree in administration, Central Michigan University.
1998 Air Command and Staff College, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
1998 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia.
2005 National Security Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, California.
2005 DoD Fire Marshal Course
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