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BRIGADIER GENERAL ANGELA M. CADWELL

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Brig. Gen. Angela M. Cadwell is the Director, Cyberspace Operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. In this capacity, General Cadwell provides integrated command, control, communications and cyber capabilities to support the full spectrum of assigned missions and to facilitate the vital information sharing and command and control needs of both commands. Additionally, she prioritizes and oversees defense of cyber key terrain as well as the activities of assigned cyber mission forces.

Born in Culver City, California, General Cadwell graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991. She has served in a number of base level, joint, combat communications, special operations, major and component command staff assignments, the Joint Staff, as well as being selected for the Air Force Intern Program. She has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels.

EDUCATION
1991 Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1991 Distinguished graduate, Basic Communications-Computer Systems Officer Training, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
1995 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1996 Outstanding graduate and distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Master of Science, Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla. 
1998 Master of Arts, Organizational Management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2000 Distinguished graduate and outstanding scholar, Advanced Communications and Information Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2002 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2004 Warrior-scholar Award and Graduate, Master of Arts, Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Air War College, by correspondence
2009 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2011 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1991 – December 1991, Communications-Computer Programming and Analysis Officer Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
2. December 1991 – May 1992, chief, Tactical Applications Software, 1912th Computer Systems Group, Langley AFB, Va.
3. May 1992 – May 1993, chief, Combat Applications Software 1912th Computer Systems Group, Langley AFB, Va.
4. May 1993 – May 1994, software process engineer, 1912th Computer Systems Group, Langley AFB, Va.
5. May 1994 – May 1996, commander, Mission Systems Flight, 28th Communications Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
6. May 1996 – June 1996, student, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. June 1996 – May 1998, Air Force intern, Air Force Intern Program, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
8. May 1998 – April 1999, commander, Combat Support Flight, 52nd Combat Communications Squadron, Robins AFB, Ga. (October 1998 – April 1999, commander, Base Level Systems Flight, 363th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia)
9. April 1999 – July 1999, commander, Base Level Systems Flight, 52nd Combat Communications Squadron, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, Ga. (April 1999 – June 1999, Flight Commander, Expeditionary Combat Communications, Bandirma, Turkey (Allied Force))
10. July 1999 – April 2000, commander, Plans and Operations Flight, 5th Combat Communications Support Squadron, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, Ga.
11. May 2000 – July 2001, chief, Contingencies and War Plans Section, Pacific Air Forces Communications Directorate, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
12. August 2001 – June 2003, executive officer, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Communications and Information Directorate, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
13. August 2003 – June 2004, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
14. June 2004 – July 2006, commander, 62nd Communications Squadron, McChord AFB, Wash.
15. July 2006 – May 2007, action officer, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems, J-6, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. May 2007 – July 2008, executive officer to the director, Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems, J-6, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
17. August 2008 – June 2009, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
18. June 2009 – July 2010, J6, director of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems, Special Operations Command, Headquarters Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany
19. July 2010 – July 2012, commander, 47th Mission Support Group, Laughlin AFB, Texas
20. July 2012 – June 2013, Director, C4 Systems, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Air Force Forces staff and Director, Cyber Forces (DIRCYBERFOR), Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia
21. July 2013 – May 2015, commander, 501st Combat Support Wing, RAF Alconbury, England
22. May 2015 – June 2016, executive officer to the deputy commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
23. June 2016 – May 2018, director, Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber (C4) Systems, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Ill.
24. May 2018 – present, director, Cyberspace Operations, present, Director, Cyberspace Operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2006 – July 2008, action officer, and executive officer to the Director, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems, J-6, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a lieutenant colonel
2. June 2009 – July 2010, J6, director of Command, Control, Communications, and Computer Systems, Special Operations Command, Headquarters Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany, as a colonel
3. July 2012 – June 2013, director, C4 Systems, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Air Force Forces staff and director, Cyber Forces (DIRCYBERFOR), Combined Air Operations Center, Southwest Asia, as a colonel
4. May 2015 – June 2016, executive officer to the Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, as a colonel
5. June 2016 – May 2018, director, Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber (C4) Systems, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Ill., as a brigadier general
6. May 2018 – present, director, Cyberspace Operations, present, Director, Cyberspace Operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster 
Bronze Star
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster 
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1991
First Lieutenant May 29, 1993
Captain May 29, 1995
Major March 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2006
Colonel Oct. 1, 2009
Brigadier General June 15, 2016 

(Current as of June 2018)

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