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LIEUTENANT GENERAL BRADFORD J. "B.J." SHWEDO

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Lt. Gen. Bradford J. “B.J.” Shwedo is the Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Shwedo 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, General Shwedo 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 Shwedo graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987, earning a Bachelor of Science in Military History. Prior to his current assignment, General Shwedo was the Commander of 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland where he led 30,000 personnel in worldwide operations, delivering multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. General Shwedo's other staff assignments include Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Special Programs Division; Joint Chiefs of Staff, Special Activities Division; U.S. Cyber Command, Resource Integration Director; intelligence support to SAF/AQ; Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director for Cyber Planning and Operations within the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Air Combat Command, Director of Intelligence. General Shwedo's additional commands include Detachment 2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea, and during the initiation of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded the 566th Information Operations Squadron, which provided direct combat support through the National-Tactical Integration Program. General Shwedo's group and wing commands were within the 67th Network Warfare Wing, whose mission was to operate, manage and defend the Air Force's global networks. Within the 67th NWW, General Shwedo also commanded the 67th Network Warfare Group, whose mission was to train and ready Airmen to execute computer network exploitation and attack. Throughout his tenure at the 67th NWW, this unit was in direct support of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and the greater war on terror. General Shwedo also led an intelligence team to Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

EDUCATION
1987 Bachelor of Science in Military History, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.
1999 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Master of Arts National Security and Strategic Studies, United States Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2008 Joint Forces Staff College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1987 – June 1988, Assistant Football Coach, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2. June 1988 – March 1989, Student, undergraduate pilot training, 82nd Flying Training Wing, Williams AFB, Ariz.
3. April 1989 – December 1989, Student, intelligence training, 3486th Student Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
4. December 1989 – June 1992, Officer-in-Charge, Intelligence, 53rd Fighter Squadron, Bitburg AB, Germany, with deployed duties in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Al Kharj AB, Saudi Arabia
5. July 1992 – May 1993, Student, Defense Intelligence College, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
6. May 1993 – June 1995, Threat Support Manager, 497th Intelligence Group, Falls Church, Va.
7. Jul 1995 – Jan 1997, Chief, Offensive Information Warfare, USAF/XOI, Special Programs Division, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8. January 1997 – February 1998, Commander, Detachment 2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan AB, South Korea
9. March 1998 – July 1998, Chief, Intelligence Systems, CADRE, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. August 1998 – July 1999, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. July 1999 – July 2000, Student, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. July 2000 – July 2002, Operations Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff (J-39), Special Activities Division, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. July 2002 – July 2003, Commander, 566th Information Operations Squadron, Buckley AFB, Colo.
14. August 2003 – June 2004, Student, U.S. Naval War College, Newport Naval Station, Newport, R.I.
15. July 2004 – April 2005, Executive Assistant, Associate Director of Central Intelligence, Military Support, Headquarters CIA, Langley, Va.
16. April 2005– August 2006, Executive Assistant, Deputy Director--Central Intelligence Agency, Headquarters CIA, Langley, Va.
17. August 2006 – July 2008, Commander, 67th Network Warfare Group, Lackland AFB, Texas
18. July 2008 – July 2010, Commander, 67th Network Warfare Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
19. August 2010 – November 2011, Director, Cyber Planning and Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Policy, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
20. November 2011 – November 2013, Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
21. November 2013 – July 2015, Director, Capability and Resource Integration (J8), U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.
22. August 2015 – June 2017, Commander, 25th Air Force, JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
23. June 2017 – Present, Chief of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2000 - July 2002, Operations Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff (J-39) Special Activities Division, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a major and a lieutenant colonel
2. July 2004 - April 2005, Executive Assistant, Associate Director of Central Intelligence, Military Support, Headquarters CIA, Langley, Va., as a lieutenant colonel
3. April 2005 - August 2006, Executive Assistant, Deputy Director--Central Intelligence Agency, Headquarters CIA, Langley, Va., as a lieutenant colonel and a colonel
4. August 2010 - November 2011, Director, Cyber Planning and Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Policy, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as colonel and a brigadier general
5. November 2013 – July 2015, Director, Capability and Resource Integration (J8), U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md., as a brigadier general and a major general.

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 27, 1987
First Lieutenant May 27, 1989
Captain May 27, 1991
Major Aug. 1, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2002
Colonel March 1, 2006
Brigadier General Oct. 4, 2011
Major General March 1, 2015
Lieutenant General June 9, 2017

(Current as of July 2017)