|MAJOR GENERAL DAVID N. SENTY|
Retired Oct. 1, 2011.
Maj. Gen. David N. Senty is Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md. The command plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and is prepared to, and when directed, conduct full-spectrum military cyberspace operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure U.S./allied freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to adversaries.
The general is a native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He received his commission through the ROTC program at Drake University and entered the Air Force in 1975 following graduate work in geography and remote sensing. He served as a squadron and wing intelligence officer for Reserve airlift and fighter units; human intelligence officer with the Defense Intelligence Agency; and senior intelligence staff officer with the National Reconnaissance Office. He also commanded a special Air Force Reserve element with a mission to sustain continuity during a national intelligence emergency. The general has previously served as Commander of Air Force Network Operations.
General Senty is a veteran of operations Desert Storm and Allied Force, and he served on the Air Force Crisis Action Team in the Pentagon during Operation Enduring Freedom. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he served as Director, Information Operations Coordination Element, while supporting the Air Force Component Commander in Southwest Asia. He returned to Southwest Asia in 2004 to build the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance plan for Operation Mountain Storm, and in 2005 and 2006 he served on assignments with the Joint Special Operations Command.
In 1979, he began his civilian career with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he currently serves as a senior technical operations officer.
1973 Bachelor of Arts degree in geography, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
1975 Master of Arts degree in geography, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
1978 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1979 Post graduate studies in remote sensing, University of Georgia, Athens
1982 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1986 National Security Management Course, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1989 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1993 Intelligence Directors Course, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
1995 Foreign Affairs Leadership Seminar, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Va.
2004 Program for Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2006 Senior Executive Fellows, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2007 IC Innovation, Kellogg School of Government, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
2010 Leadership and Innovation: Operators Driving Solutions, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. September 1975 - December 1975, base personnel officer, 94th Tactical Airlift Wing, Dobbins AFB, Ga.
2. December 1975 - July 1979, individual mobilization augmentee, squadron intelligence officer, 94th Tactical Airlift Wing, Dobbins AFB, Ga.
3. July 1979 - March 1981, wing intelligence officer, Headquarters Tactical Air Command and 1st TAC Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, Va.
4. March 1981 - December 1983, air intelligence officer, 480th Reconnaissance Technical Group, Langley AFB, Va.
5. December 1983 - November 1985, air intelligence applications officer, Starwatcher Program, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
6. November 1985 - October 1990, intelligence systems staff officer, Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities Program, National Reconnaissance Office, Washington, D.C.
7. October 1990 - October 1993, Commander, Intelligence Reserve Detachment 55, National Emergency Response Program Office, Washington D.C.
8. October 1993 - August 1996, Intelligence Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. August 1996 - January 1998, individual mobilization assistant to the commander, National Air Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. January 1998 - September 2001, mobilization assistant to the Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Joint Information Operations Center, Kelly AFB, Texas
11. October 2001 - February 2006, mobilization assistant to the Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
12. February 2006 - May 2008, mobilization assistant to the Director, National Security Agency, and Chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
13. May 2008 - October 2008, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Cyberspace Command (Provisional), Barksdale AFB, La.
14. October 2008 - August 2009, Commander, Air Force Network Operations, and mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Cyberspace Command (Provisional), Barksdale AFB, La.
15. August 2009 - September 2009, mobilization assistant to the Commander, 24th Air Force, Lackland AFB, Texas
16. September 2009 - present, Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. December 1983 - November 1985, air intelligence applications officer, Starwatcher Program, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C., as a captain and major.
2. November 1985 - October 1990, intelligence systems staff officer, Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities Program, National Reconnaissance Office, Washington, D.C., as a major and lieutenant colonel
3. October 1993 - August 1996, Intelligence Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
4. February 2006 - May 2008, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, National Security Agency, and Chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a brigadier general and major general
5. September 2009 - present, Chief of Staff, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a major general
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass and five "M" devices
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
1987 Major Command Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year
1998 Silver Bullet Award from Commander, National Air Intelligence Center
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Life member, Air Force Association
Life member, Reserve Officer Association
Ruritan Community Service Organization, Aldie, Va.
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 12, 1973
First Lieutenant June 6, 1976
Captain Oct. 17, 1978
Major April 26, 1985
Lieutenant Colonel June 16, 1989
Colonel Aug. 1, 1993
Brigadier General Jan. 15, 2003
Major General Sept. 30, 2006
(Current as of December 2011)