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ALAMO CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jul 01, 2017

What Does Air Combat Have to Do With Cyber?

What does Air Combat Command have to do with cyber? Brig. Gen. Mark Weatherington, USAF, provided clarity to this question at the chapter's July luncheon. As director of cyberspace operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, Gen. Weatherington provides integrated command, control, communications and computers (C4) capabilities to support the full spectrum of assigned missions and facilitate the vital information sharing and command and control needs of both commands. He asserts that just as air power has become increasingly relevant to the warfighter for every year in the last century, so too will cyber power have that same impact and legacy in the next 100 years. "For the next century, cyber will be more relevant to the outcome of engagements, battles and wars," he said. Gen. Weatherington stressed that at every level, Cyber Command must be able to communicate concisely. Operational integration of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) in cyberspace will be critical. Adopting and documenting these strategies will help establish a consistent language that communicates cyber's increasing integral role in every stage of operations. Integrating cyber helps those in other mission areas and fields relevant to warfighting identify with this vision of cyber and air operations. The relentless pursuit of tactical excellence toward cyber's future will revolutionize air warfare. "It's a historic time for this community ... if we take the right steps and we're aggressive about how we develop combat capability in this mission area," the general said.

Event Photographs:

Brig. Gen. Mark Weatherington, USAF, director of cyberspace operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, addresses chapter attendees during the July
Brig. Gen. Mark Weatherington, USAF, director of cyberspace operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, addresses chapter attendees during the July "Lunch. Learn. Network." event.
Chapter Vice President of Programs Juan Toves (r) holds the chapter flag while Vice President of Memberships Tom Allen (l) and President Rick Lipsey attach the recent Membership Growth Award streamer in July.
Chapter Vice President of Programs Juan Toves (r) holds the chapter flag while Vice President of Memberships Tom Allen (l) and President Rick Lipsey attach the recent Membership Growth Award streamer in July.
Past and present chapter board members, including (l-r) Tiffany Tremont, Karin Grace, Allen, Lipsey, Toves, Bill Robinson and Bill Foote, accept this year's Model Chapter Award at the July luncheon.
Past and present chapter board members, including (l-r) Tiffany Tremont, Karin Grace, Allen, Lipsey, Toves, Bill Robinson and Bill Foote, accept this year's Model Chapter Award at the July luncheon.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Ali Cybulski for Moy Kei
571-296-9703

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