In January, I attended a leadership event held by Air Force Brigadier General Chad D. Raduege thanks to the Ohio State University Air Force ROTC program.
“Brig. Gen. Chad D. Raduege is the Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance, and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He leads a staff and four subordinate units responsible for delivering strategic and enterprise-level cyberspace efforts to increase the U.S. Air Force’s ability to provide combat forces to Combatant Commanders. Brig. Gen. Raduege provides the strategic vision, policy, guidance and advocacy to drive the engineering and integration to build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. He is responsible to organize, train and equip cyberspace capability and communications for the command’s 34 wings, 700 aircraft, 19 bases and 70 worldwide operating locations with 98,000 total force military personnel.
Brig. Gen. Raduege entered the Air Force in 1994 as a distinguished graduate of The Ohio State University. An Operation Joint Guard veteran, he has commanded eight times at the detachment, squadron, group and agency levels, to include deployed commands supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. In addition, he has served as a staff officer at the major command, air staff, joint staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense levels.
Previously, Brig. Gen. Raduege served as the Commander, White House Communications Agency. In this position, he led a 1,200-person joint headquarters and five operational units traveling worldwide to provide assured information services to the President, Vice President, named successors, National Security Council, White House Staff, the United States Secret Service and the White House Military Office to ensure instantaneous secure and non-secure worldwide communications required to lead the nation.”
His presentation was very interesting, I learned a lot about leadership from him.