Headquarters U.S. Northern Command

March 11, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Speaking at the AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Cyberspace Symposium on March 9, Maj. Gen. Kevin Huyck, director of operations, U.S. Northern Command, says the data-centric capabilities of Joint All Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, are a clear tool to not only defeat adversaries, but also to deter and deny actions before ever needing to engage in battle.

For the military commands that protect the United States on a 24/7 basis, the ability to have real-time information from a sophisticated sensor network is essential. Given the growing threats of U.S. adversaries to the homeland, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) are already harnessing the capabilities that Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) offers, including enhanced sensing, artificial intelligence, data integration and information convergence.

January 7, 2019
 

Col. Peter M. Fessler, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as North American Aerospace Defense Command deputy director of operations, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

June 20, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Kevin A. Huyck, USF, has been assigned as deputy director, operations (protection), Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

July 13, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Daniel L. Simpson, USAF, has been assigned as director, intelligence and information, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

June 1, 2017
 

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey B. Taliaferro, USAF, has been assigned as director, operations, J-3, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

June 30, 2015
 

Rear Adm. Richard P. Snyder, USN, will be assigned as director for plans, policy and strategy, J-5, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. 

June 19, 2014
 

Rear Adm. Dwight D. Shepherd, USN, has been assigned as director for command control systems, J-6, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and director, architectures and integration, J-6, Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.