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Brig. Gen. Gregory Gagnon is the Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. As ACC’s senior intelligence officer, he advocates for intelligence policy and weapons system requirements to enable combat-ready air, space, cyber and intelligence forces to ensure rapid deployment and employment globally. The command provides conventional and information warfare forces to all unified commands to ensure air, space, cyber, and information superiority for warfighters and national decision-makers. Prior to this assignment, he served as the joint commander of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service in Texas.

Brig. Gen. Gagnon was commissioned through ROTC from Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont. He is a career intelligence officer with an extensive background in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and cyberspace operations. The general has commanded at the squadron, group and joint wing levels with one combat command tour in Afghanistan. He is a fully-qualified joint staff officer. His staff tours include Pacific Air Forces, Air Force Space Command, and U.S. Strategic Command. He has deployed on multiple occasions in support of joint air and special operations.

1994 Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Saint Michael’s College, Winooski, Vt.
1999 Master of Science, Defense Analysis in Information Operations, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Master’s degree, National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington, D.C.
2016 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Capitol Hill Club, Washington, D.C.

1. November 1994‒July 1995, Student, Intelligence Training, 316th Student Training Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
2. August 1995‒August 1996, Assistant Chief of Targets, 8th Operations Support Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea
3. August 1996‒May 1998, Mission Operations Commander, 13th Intelligence Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
4. June 1998‒December 1999, Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
5. January 2000‒March 2002, Instructor, Air Force Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
6. March 2002‒December 2003, Staff Officer, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
7. January 2004‒July 2005, Flight Commander, Intel Operations, and Mission Operations Commander, PACAF Air Intelligence Squadron, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
8. July 2005‒June 2006, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
9. June 2006‒March 2008, Director of Operations, 607th Air Intelligence Squadron, Osan AB, South Korea
10. March 2008‒July 2010, Commander, 94th Intelligence Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
11. July 2010‒June 2011, Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
12. August 2011‒July 2012, Commander, 495th Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron, Kandahar, Afghanistan
13. August 2012–July 2014, Division Chief, Analysis and Intelligence Plans, U.S. Strategic Command Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Offutt AFB, Neb.
14. July 2014–July 2016, Commander, 67th Cyberspace Operations Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
15. July 2016–July 2018, Director, Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
16. July 2018–July 2019, Commander, National Security Agency in Texas, San Antonio
17. July 2019–present, Director of Intelligence, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

1. August 2012–July 2014, Division Chief, Analysis and Intelligence Plans, U.S. Strategic Command Joint Intelligence Operations Center, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. July 2018–July 2019, Commander, National Security Agency in Texas, San Antonio, as a colonel

Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

1999 “Cyberterror: Prospects and Implications,” Center of the Study of Terrorism and Irregular Warfare, Monterey, Calif.
2002 “Network-Centric Special Operations—Exploring New Operational Paradigms,” Air and Space Power Chronicles, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2016 “Embedding Airmanship in the Cyberspace Domain,” The Cyber Defense Review, West Point, N.Y.
2018 “Space as a Warfighting Domain,” Air and Space Power Journal, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

Second Lieutenant May 7, 1994
First Lieutenant Aug. 2, 1996
Captain Aug. 2, 1998
Major Feb. 1, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 2008
Colonel, Oct. 1, 2013
Brigadier General, Aug. 2, 2019

(Current as of August 2019)


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