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ROBERT T. "BO" MARLIN

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Robert T. “Bo” Marlin is a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader in the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Technical Advisor for Military Intelligence Program Resources in the Directorate for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Resources, Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, DC. 

The Resources Directorate is the Air Force lead for intelligence resource planning, programming and execution; and provides planning, programming, and budgeting oversight and guidance for all Air Force Military and National Intelligence Programs.

Mr. Marlin provides technical advice and expertise on ISR sensor development, operational employment, force allocation and resource prioritization for  the entire spectrum of military intelligence programs (with an overall budget of $7 billion and over 30,000 personnel) to include geospatial imagery, signals, and cyber intelligence operations.  His responsibilities include budgetary oversight for  Air Force manned and unmanned airborne ISR assets to include the RC-135 V/W Rivet Joint, RC-135U Combat Sent, RC-135S Cobra Ball, WC-135 Constant Phoenix, U-2S Dragon Lady, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1/9 Predator, and the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS).

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, Instructor, and Evaluator and accumulated nearly 3,900 flight hours in all models of the RC-135. He also commanded the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron; the Medina Regional Security Operations Center (now NSA-Texas) 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. 

EDUCATION
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. 
2014 Director of National Intelligence's "Leading the Intelligence Community" Executive Leadership Education 

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1978 - 2007, active-duty Air Force officer
2. Sep 2007 – Nov 2015, 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, DC 
3. Nov 2015 – present, Technical Advisor for Military Intelligence Program Resources, ISR Resources Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC

(Current as of February 2016) 


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