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BRIGADIER GENERAL ERIC P. DELANGE

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Brig. Gen. Eric P. DeLange is the Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters Air Force, Washington, D.C. He also leads a matrixed directorate under the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. As Director, Brig. Gen. DeLange is responsible for integrating cyberspace warfare capabilities into the joint fight through strategic vision, policy, guidance and resource advocacy.

Prior to assuming his current position, Brig. Gen. DeLange served as the Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force. As the Vice Chief’s trusted advisor, Brig. Gen. DeLange interfaced daily with senior officials from the Air Staff, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense on the total spectrum of DoD issues.

Brig. Gen. DeLange received his commission upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in June 1993. Since his commissioning, Brig. Gen. DeLange has held a variety of communications and cyber operations officer positions at the squadron, group, Numbered Air Force, major command, Headquarters Air Force, Joint Force Headquarters and Joint Staff levels.

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science, Operations Research, minor in Spanish, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
1994 Master of Science, Decision and Information Systems, Arizona State University, Tempe.
1995 Basic Communications Officer Training, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Advanced Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R.I.
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2013 Master of Science, National Security Studies, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2018 Leading Strategically Seminar, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2018 Transnational Issues Seminar, Alan L. Freed Associates, Capitol Hill Club, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1993–December 1994, Student, AFIT Civilian Institution Programs, Arizona State University, Tempe
2. January 1995–May 1996, Deputy Chief, Local Area Networks, Air Force Space Command Computer Support Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
3. May 1996–November 1997, Information Systems Flight Commander, 21st Communications Squadron, 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colo.
4. November 1997–August 1998, Personnel Exchange Program Manager, Headquarters Twelfth Air Force, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
5. August 1998–August 2000, Latin American Cooperation Fund Manager, Headquarters Twelfth Air Force, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
6. August 2000–October 2001, Executive Officer, Headquarters Twelfth Air Force, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
7. October 2001–August 2003, Communications Contingency Plans Officer, Directorate of Communications and Information, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
8. September 2003–September 2004, Executive Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Warfighting Integration, HQ Air Force, Washington, D.C.
9. September 2004–June 2005, Chief, Airborne Modernization Branch, Information, Services and Integration Directorate, Office of Warfighting Integration & Chief Information Officer, HQ Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2005–June 2006, Student, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R.I.
11. July 2006–August 2008, Commander, 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
12. August 2008–August 2009, Chief, Enterprise Operations then Deputy Director, Joint Network Control Center, Communications Directorate, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Camp Victory, Iraq
13. August 2009–October 2010, Action Officer then Branch Chief, Enterprise Services Division, Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Directorate, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
14. October 2010–June 2012, Commander, 83rd Network Operations Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
15. July 2012–June 2013, Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
16. July 2013–July 2015, Commander, 38th Cyberspace Engineering & Installation Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
17. July 2015–May 2016, Director Cyberspace Forces, Eighteenth Air Force/618th Air Operations Center (TACC), Scott AFB, Ill.
18. May 2016–June 2017, Director of Communications & DIRCYBERFOR, Eighteenth Air Force, Scott AFB, Ill.
19. June 2017–June 2019, Commander, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
20. June 2019–July 2020, Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Headquarters Air Force, Washington, D.C.
21. July 2020–present, Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, Headquarters Air Force, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2008–August 2009, Chief, Enterprise Operations then Deputy Director, Joint Network Control Center, Communications Directorate, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Camp Victory, Iraq, as a lieutenant colonel
2. August 2009–October 2010, Action Officer then Branch Chief, Enterprise Services Division, Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems Directorate, the Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with silver leaf cluster

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant June 2, 1993
First Lieutenant June 2, 1995
Captain June 2, 1997
Major Aug. 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
Colonel Aug. 1, 2013
Brigadier General Aug. 2, 2020

(Current as of September 2020)

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