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.
His staff 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.