Robert T. “Bo” Marlin is a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader in the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Technical Adviser for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities and Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR; Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, DC. He also serves as the Deputy Director of ISR Capabilities and Chief Information Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR.
The ISR Capabilities Directorate oversees programs and projects involving the expenditure of some $4 billion annually, including all models of the RC-135, WC-135, U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MC-12 Liberty, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, Cobra Judy/Cobra King maritime assets, the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System, and a variety of unit-level intelligence systems.
Mr. Marlin is also responsible for developing and advocating Air Force policy on human, geospatial, signals, open source and measurement and signatures intelligence and Cyber and Space ISR capabilities; and represents the Air Force on ISR matters in discussions with Congress, the Intelligence Community, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the other Services.
Mr. Marlin served in the Air Force from 1978 to 2007, retiring at the rank of colonel. While on active duty, he served as an Electronic Warfare Officer and accumulated more than 3,800 flight hours in all models of the RC-135. He also commanded the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron; the Medina Regional Security Operations Center and 543rd Intelligence Group; and was the Vice Commander of the 67th Information Operations Wing. He completed his active duty service as the Director of ISR capabilities at the Pentagon.
1978 Bachelor of Science degree in engineering mechanics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1979 Master of Science degree in metallurgical engineering, Columbia University, N.Y.
1985 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1992 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2001 Master's degree in strategic studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. 1978 - 2007, active-duty Air Force officer
2. 2007 - present, Technical Adviser for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities and Integration, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
(Current as of November 2013)