Brig. Gen. David M. Gaedecke is Director, Cyberspace Operations and
Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief
Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. As
Director, General Gaedecke is responsible for integrating U.S. Air Force
air, space and cyberspace information dominance capabilities into the
joint fight by informing policy, synchronizing relevant efforts and
advocating for resources to provide secure, reliable and timely
information to the joint warfighter.
General Gaedecke earned his commission from Officer Training School and was a member of the first class to be commissioned at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in 1993. He is a senior air battle manager with operational experience in the Control and Reporting Centers, U.S. and NATO Airborne Warning and Control System, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft and U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Combined Air Operations Center.
Prior to this assignment, General Gaedecke was the Commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. In this capacity, he was responsible for Air Combat Command's fleet of E-3 AWACS aircraft and ground-based CRC supporting combatant commanders worldwide. He led over 4,000 men and women at four Air Force bases and managed resources that included 31 E-3 AWACS aircraft and two CRCs valued at $15.6 billion.
General Gaedecke has more than 2,000 flying hours including more than 500 combat hours and 170 combat support hours.