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Deputy Commander, CNMF

Brig. Gen. Victor R. Macias, USAF

Brigadier General Victor R. Macias assumed his present duties as the Deputy Commander, Cyber National Mission Force, United States Cyber Command on September 2021.

 

He previously served as Commander 175th Cyberspace Operations Group, the National Guard’s only full spectrum Cyber Operations Group executing both offensive and defensive missions globally on behalf of The United States Air Force and U.S. Cyber Command.

 

​Brig Gen Macias received his commission from The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Brig Gen Macias proudly served during multiple six month deployments while embarked aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS and USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER flying missions over Iraq and enforcing the no-fly zone in OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH. He accumulated in excess of 1,200 F-14 flying hours and 350+ day/night carrier landings. He has certified as a Mission Commander in both Aviation Strike/Fighter and Cyberspace Operations as well as holds qualification as United States Northern Command Joint Task Force Commander.

 

Brig Gen Macias separated from the U.S. Navy and transitioned to the civilian sector for six years, first with a Fortune 100 financial firm then as Director, Legislative Affairs, Headquarters, Maryland National Guard. Brig Gen Macias rejoined active service with the National Guard in July 2008.

 

Brig Gen Macias is a graduate of the Squadron Officer School, the Undergraduate Space Training, the Air Command and Staff College, the Air War College, the Harvard Executive Development and the Wharton Business School Executive Development. He holds degrees from the University of Maryland, National Defense University and George Washington University.

 

Brig Gen Macias’ awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

 

 (Current as of August 2021)