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LIEUTENANT GENERAL MARY F. O’BRIEN

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Lt. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Virginia. She is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight and leadership of Air Force intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations capabilities. As the Air Force's Senior Intelligence Officer, she is directly responsible to the Director of National Intelligence and the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. She leads six directorates and supports a 73,000-person intelligence and cyber operations enterprise with a portfolio valued at $72 billion across the Air Force.

Lt. Gen. O'Brien received her commission upon graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. She has served in a variety of intelligence command and staff assignments. Her commands include the 22nd Intelligence Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland; 691st ISR Group, RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom; and 70th ISR Wing, Fort George G. Meade. Lt. Gen. O’Brien has also served in numerous staff leadership positions including the Joint Staff, the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Legislative Liaison, Headquarters U.S. Air Force and Air Force Space Command and served as the U.S. Cyber Command Director of Intelligence.

Prior to her current assignment, she served as Commander, Twenty-fifth Air Force, and was responsible for more than 29,000 personnel conducting worldwide operations and the delivery of multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. In addition, she served as the Commander of the Service Cryptologic Component responsible to the Director, National Security Agency and Chief, Central Security Service, as the Air Force's sole authority for matters involving the conduct of cryptologic activities.

EDUCATION
1989 Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1997 Master of Arts, Organizational Management, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1999 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2000 National Defense Fellow, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
2005 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Joint Forces Staff College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.
2010 National Security Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2012 Program for Senior Executive Fellows, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2017 Creating Strategic Value Through Information Technology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
2018 Cybersecurity: Intersection of Policy and Technology Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1989-February 1990, Student, 3490th Technical Training Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
2. February 1990-November 1992, Combat Intelligence, 7th Bomb Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas
3. November 1992-March 1994, Chief, Intelligence Flight, 2nd BW, Barksdale AFB, La.
4. March 1994-July 1995, Chief, Unit Support, 608th Air Intelligence Squadron, Eighth Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La.
5. July 1995-June 1997, Air Force Intern, Reconnaissance Operations Division, Operations Directorate, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
6. June 1997-July 1998, Executive Officer, 607th Air Intelligence Group, Seventh Air Force, Osan Air Base, South Korea
7. July 1998-October 1999, GDIP Program Element Monitor, Resources Division, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
8. October 1999-October 2000, Legislative Fellow, Office of Congressman Ike Skelton, Washington, D.C.
9. October 2000-July 2002, Chief, Congressional Inquiries Branch, Secretary of the Air Force Legislative Liaison, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. July 2002-July 2004, Commander, 22nd Intelligence Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
11. July 2004-July 2005, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. July 2005-June 2008, Project Officer Intelligence Assessments and Doctrine Division, later Chief, Future Capabilities Division, Intelligence Directorate, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. June 2008-July 2010, Commander, 691st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom
14. August 2010-June 2011, Director of ISR, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. June 2011-July 2013, Commander, 70th ISR Wing, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
16. July 2013-June 2014, Vice Commander, Air Force ISR Agency, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas, and Fort George G. Meade, Md.
17. June 2014-May 2015, Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, and Deputy Director, Intelligence, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan
18. July 2015-May 2017, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
19. May 2017-August 2019, Commander, Twenty-fifth Air Force, JB San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
20. September 2019-November 2019, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
21. November 2019-present, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2005-June 2008, Project Officer then Chief, Future Capabilities Division, Intelligence Directorate (J2), Joint Staff, Arlington, Va., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2. June 2008-July 2010, Commander, 691st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom, as a colonel
3. June 2014-May 2015, Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Headquarters International Security Assistance Force, and Deputy Director, Intelligence, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, as a brigadier general
4. July 2015-May 2017, Director of Intelligence, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 31, 1989
First Lieutenant May 31, 1991
Captain May 31, 1993
Major July 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2002
Colonel Aug. 1, 2007
Brigadier General May 2, 2014
Major General Aug. 2, 2017
Lieutenant General Nov. 8, 2019

(Current as of December 2019)

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