Maj. Gen. Lynnette J. Hebert is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, United States Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. In this role, she assists the Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, who also serves as the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, with operational control of signals intelligence missions conducted by all military services and the Coast Guard, comprised of 16,600 personnel.
Maj. Gen. Hebert is a 1991 graduate of Saint Olaf College. She entered the United States Air Force through Officer Training School in 1994. In 1998, she transitioned to the United States Air Force Reserve, to attend law school, where she also worked as a legal intern on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. Gen. Hebert has held squadron, group, wing, numbered Air Force, major command, and combatant command positions across six major commands and seven combatant commands in Europe, the Middle East, United States, and the Pacific theaters. As a squadron commander, she was responsible for providing combat mission-ready Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and network operations airman for the Distributed Common Ground System and was certified combat mission-ready in the ISR Mission Operations Commander and Mission Director positions.
Prior to her current position, Maj. Gen. Hebert was the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Intelligence, U.S. Cyber Command at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. In this position, she backfilled for the Director of Intelligence and served as principal intelligence adviser to the U.S. Cyber Command Commander.
In her civilian capacity, Maj. Gen. Hebert is a United States Air Force civilian, where she works for Secretary of the Air Force’s Capability, Development, and Management Office as the Director, Playas Training and Research Environment. In this role, she oversees the investment and build-up of a distributable environment necessary to accelerate the development and fielding of Information Warfare capabilities to keep pace with advancing threats.
1991 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and History, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
1994 Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.
2001 Juris Doctorate, Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Tempe
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala., by correspondence
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala., by correspondence
2006 Master of Science, Strategic Intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
2010 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala., by correspondence
2022 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense and Business, Durham, N.C.
2022 Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.
2022 Advanced Senior Leader Development Seminar, Warrenton, Va.
1. January 1994–November 1996, Operations Plans Officer, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
2. November 1994–December 1996, Section Commander, 421st Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, Utah (Deployed, December 1994–April 1995 and March 1996–June 1996, to 4404th Wing (Provisional), King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
3. December 1996–June 1998, Section Commander, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron, 27th Fighter Wing, Cannon AFB, N.M.
4. June 1998–October 1999, Adjutant Officer, 944th FW, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5. October 1999–October 2002, Intelligence Officer, 944th FW, Luke AFB, Ariz.
6. October 2002–July 2003, Senior Intelligence Officer, 944th FW, Luke AFB, Ariz., (November 2002–April 2003, worked as Chief, Targeting Flight, 8th Operations Support Squadron, 8th FW, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of South Korea)
7. July 2003–June 2005, Operations Officer, Intelligence Division, 16th Air Force, Aviano, Italy and served simultaneously as Chief, Wing Plans, 31st FW, Aviano AB, Aviano, Italy
8. July 2005–August 2006, Student, Joint Military Intelligence College, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
9. August 2006–March, Operations Officer, Joint Reserve Training Unit, Defense Nuclear Weapons School, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M.
10. August 2007–May 2008, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Deputy Chief, Resources and Training Division, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
11. June 2008–September 2010, Dual-hatted as the Chief of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division, 926th Group, Nellis AFB, Nev. and Deputy A2 for ISR, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nev.
12. May 2010–June 2013, Commander, 718th Intelligence Squadron, 940th Wing and operationally aligned and located with 480th ISR Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
13. August 2013–June 2016, Reserve Advisor to the Commander, 24th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas
14. June 2016–May 2018, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 25th AF, JB San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas
15. May 2018–December 2018, Deputy Chief to the Chief, Central Security Service, with duties at United States Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
16. December 2018–August 2020, MA to the Director of Intelligence, USCYBERCOM, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
17. August 2020–present, MA to the Commander, USCYBERCOM/Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2005–July 2006, Joint Military Intelligence College, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., as a major
2. May 2018–December 2018, Deputy Chief to the Chief, Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a colonel
3. December 2018–August 2020, Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Intelligence, United States Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a brigadier general
4. August 2020–present, MA to the Commander, USCYBERCOM/Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service at Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a brigadier and major general
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit with “V” device and two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal
Southwest Asia Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Air and Space Campaign Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (short)
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (long)
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service with five oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jan. 21, 1994
First Lieutenant Jan. 21, 1996
Captain Jan. 21, 1998
Major May 6, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 15, 2008
Colonel June 17, 2013
Brigadier General Nov. 21, 2019
Major General Aug. 1, 2022
(Current as of November 2022)