Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers / Cyber; Chief Information Officer Joint Staff, J6
Lieutenant General Bradford J.
“B.J.” Shwedo is the Director for Command, Control, Communications, and
Computers (C4) /Cyber, and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff, J6,
the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He develops C4 capabilities; conducts
analysis and assessments; provides Joint and Combined Force C4 guidance,
and evaluates C4 requirements, plans, programs and strategies for the
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Lt Gen Shwedo graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987, earning a Bachelor of Science in Military History.Prior
to his current assignment, he was the Chief, Information Dominance and
Chief Information Officer for the Office of the Secretary of the Air
Force (SAF/CIO A6) at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. As the SAF/CIO
A6, General Shwedo led four directorates, supported 77,000 cyber
operations and personnel across the globe with a portfolio valued at $17
billion. As the Chief Information Officer, he provided oversight of
portfolio management, delivered enterprise architecture, and enforced
Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act laws.
assignments include Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Special Programs
Division; Joint Chiefs of Staff, Special Activities Division; U.S. Cyber
Command, Resource Integration Director; Intelligence Support to SAF/AQ;
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence
Agency; Director for Cyber Planning and Operations within the Office of
the Secretary of Defense for Policy; and the Director of Intelligence
for the Air Combat Command. Lt Gen Shwedo's commands include Detachment
2, 18th Intelligence Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea, and during
the initiation of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded the 566th
Information Operations Squadron, which provided direct combat support
through the National-Tactical Integration Program. Lt Gen Shwedo also
led an intelligence team to Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia in support of
Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Lt Gen Shwedo's group and wing commands
were within the 67th Network Warfare Wing (NWW), whose missions are to
operate, manage and defend the Air Force's global networks. Throughout
his tenure at the 67th NWW, this unit was in direct support of
operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and the greater war on
terror. Lt Gen Shwedo also commanded the 25th Air Force at Joint Base
San Antonio-Lackland, where he led 30,000 personnel in worldwide
operations, delivering multisource intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources.
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