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Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, CNMF

Brig. Gen. Maurice M. McKinney, USAF

Brig. Gen. Maurice M. McKinney serves as the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Cyber National Mission Forces (CNMF). In this assignment, Gen. McKinney is responsible for Reserve Component integration (Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, Army Reserve and Army National Guard, Coast Guard Reserve, Marine Reserve, and Navy Reserve) into CNMF full-spectrum cyber operations.            

Prior to this assignment, Gen. McKinney served as the Acting Vice Commander, Air University, Missouri Air National Guard Chief of Staff, and ANG Assistant to the Commander, Air University. Prior to these assignments, Gen. McKinney served as U.S. Cyber Command's Director, Persistent Cyber Training Environment where he led their $450M Persistent Cyber Training Environment capability development and requirements program.

 

Gen. McKinney’s previous DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) leadership assignments include positions at the U.S European Command, U.S. Air Forces Central, U.S. Transportation Command, National Guard Bureau, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, National Counterterrorism Center, Director, Joint Unified Cross Domain Services Management Office, and IC Chief Information Office..

 

Gen. McKinney is published author and national cyber and information technology strategic thought leader. Gen. McKinney’s published doctoral dissertation, introduced a Five-Stage Global Telecom Maturity Model (copyrights reserved) to measure China’s telecommunications investment maturity in a nation-state. His Air War College thesis introduced a notional approach to employ National Guard cyber forces to support federal and state cybersecurity operations and emergencies. Gen. McKinney’s Air Command and Staff College paper received the 2006 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association research honor award.

 

EDUCATION

1994 Bachelor of General Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill.

1999 Master of Information Technology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

2005 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence

2006 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2006 Master, Military Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2011 Doctorate of Management, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Md.

2013 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2013 Master, Strategic Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. March 1994 - November 1999, Information Management Officer, 264th Combat Communications Squadron, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Ill.

2. November 1999 - October 2006, Network Systems Flight Officer in Charge, 264th Combat Communications Squadron, Peoria Greater Airport, Peoria, Ill. (October 2003 - July 2004, Project Engineer, U.S. Air Forces Central, Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq., October 2004 - March 2005, Project Officer, U.S. European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany., April 2005 - July 2005, Contingency Resource Manager, U.S. European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany).

3. July 2005 - May 2006, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

4. October 2006 - November 2010, Chief, Compliance, Policy and Strategic Advisory Branch, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Va. (April 2009 - July 2009, Director of Communications and Information, 451st Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan).

5. November 2010 - November 2012, Communications Flight Commander/A6, 183rd Air Support Squadron, Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, Springfield, Ill.

6. July 2012 - May 2013, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

7. May 2013 - December 2014, Commander, 183rd Air Communications Squadron, Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport, Springfield, Ill. (March 2014 - October 2014, Senior Cyberspace Operations Planner, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.)

8. December 2014 – March 2019, Director of Communications (A6)/Chief Information Officer, Missouri Air National Guard Headquarters, Jefferson City, Mo. (October 2014 - March 2015, U.S Cyber Command Liaison Officer to U.S. Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill., February 2018 - March 2019, Director, Persistent Cyber Training Environment, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.)

9. April 2019 – May 2021, Chief of Staff, Missouri Air National Guard Headquarters, Jefferson City, Mo. (January 2020 - May 2021, ANG Advisor to the Commander, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., January 2021- May 2021, Acting Vice Commander, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.).

10. August 2021 - Present, Mobilization Assistant the Commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Md.

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Good Conduct Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star

Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Air Force Longevity Service with seven oak leaf clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 'M' device and bronze hourglass

USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon

Air Force Training Ribbon

NATO Medal

 

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION

Senior National Intelligence Officer within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant Nov. 16, 1995

First Lieutenant Nov. 16, 1997

Captain Dec. 4, 1999

Major July 29, 2004

Lieutenant Colonel Feb. 8, 2011

Colonel Dec. 30, 2014

Brigadier General April 1, 2019

 

(Current as of March 2022)