Retiring effective Aug. 1, 2012
Lt. Gen. William T. Lord is the Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Lord leads five directorates and supports 30,000 cyber operations and support personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. He integrates Air Force warfighting and mission support capabilities by networking space, air and terrestrial assets. Additionally, he shapes doctrine, strategy, and policy for all communications and information activities.
General Lord is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He holds master's degrees in business administration and in national resource strategy. The general held various duties with tours in Europe, U.S. Central Command and the White House. He has commanded at the detachment, squadron, group, wing, major command and joint levels. Prior to his current position, General Lord was Commander, Air Force Cyberspace Command (Provisional), Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
1977 Bachelor of Science degree in biological and life sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1983 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1984 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1985 Master's degree in business administration, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.
1985 Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Va.
1989 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1992 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Master of Science degree in national resource strategy, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2004 National Fellow, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2007 National Security Studies Program, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Executive Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. July 1977 - March 1978, student, Communications-Electronics Officer Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. March 1978 - January 1981, Chief, Commercial Communications Branch, 21st North American Air Defense Region, Hancock Field, N.Y.
3. January 1981 - September 1983, Commander, 2161st Communications Squadron, Royal Air Force Greenham Common, England
4. September 1983 - September 1985, Program Manager, Ground-Launched Cruise Missile, 485th Engineering Installation Group, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
5. September 1985 - June 1987, Chief, Communications Architecture Division, System Integration Office, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
6. June 1987 - July 1988, executive officer to the Vice Commander, AFSPC, Peterson AFB, Colo.
7. July 1988 - February 1989, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
8. February 1989 - August 1993, Commander, Audiovisual Unit, and operations officer, White House Communications Agency, Washington, D.C.
9. August 1993 - July 1994, student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. July 1994 - July 1996, Chief, Communications, and Computer Operations and Maintenance Branch, and executive officer to the Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
11. July 1996 - May 1998, Commander, 38th Engineering and Installation Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
12. May 1998 - April 2000, Deputy Director, Communications and Information, and Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
13. April 2000 - April 2002, Director of Communications and Information, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
14. April 2002 - April 2004, Director of Communications and Information, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
15. April 2004 - November 2005, Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler AFB, Miss.
16. November 2005 - April 2007, Director, Information, Services and Integration, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
17. April 2007 - October 2007, Director, Cyberspace Transformation and Strategy, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
18. October 2007 - July 2009, Commander, Air Force Cyberspace Command (Provisional), Barksdale AFB, La.
19. July 2009 - present, Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. February 1989 - August 1993, Commander, Audiovisual Unit, and operations officer, White House Communications Agency, Washington, D.C., as a major
2. July 1994 - July 1996, Chief, Communications and Computer Operations and Maintenance Branch, and executive officer to the Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a lieutenant colonel
Presidential Service Badge
Air Staff Badge
Command Cyberspace Operations Badge
Space Operations Badge
Missile Operations Badge
Command Communications and Information Badge
Communications Maintenance Badge
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters
Humanitarian Service Medal
1983 U.S. Air Force Communications-Electronics Professional Achievement Award
1984 and 1986 Distinguished Young Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association Officer
1985 General Edwin W. Rawlings Award, Air Force Association
1987 Citation of Honor, Air Force Association
1991 Presidential Communications Officer of the Year, the White House
2000 Leadership Award, AFCEA
2001 Department of Defense Innovator of the Year Award, Microsoft
2002 Top 100 Information Technology Professionals, Federal Computer Weekly
2006 General and Mrs. Jerome F. O'Malley Award
2010 North American Information Technology Award, AFCEA
2011 Federal Top 100 Leaders Award, Federal Computer Weekly
2011 Top 50 Federal Chief Information Officers, Information Week
2011 Defense IT Executive of the Year, Global Computer News
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 1, 1977
First Lieutenant June 1, 1979
Captain June 1, 1981
Major March 1, 1987
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1991
Colonel Sept. 1, 1996
Brigadier General Oct. 1, 2002
Major General Feb. 1, 2006
Lieutenant General July 27, 2009
(Current as of April 2012)