Col Robert King

    Senior Materiel Leader, Enterprise IT and Cyber Infrastructure Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA

    United States Air Force

    Colonel Robert Franklin King, “Bobby,” is the Senior Materiel Leader for the Enterprise IT and Cyber Infrastructure Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA. The 800+ person Division is the program management office for the $6B AF Intranet, Information Transport System, Deployable Communications, and commoditized infrastructure programs. The Division delivers AF-wide network management and network defense solutions and fields the wired, wireless, and hosting infrastructure for over 300 AF and ANG installations worldwide.

    Colonel King was commissioned in 1995 as a graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at University of Arkansas. He’s held a variety of assignments in aircraft maintenance/munitions, information technology and space systems acquisitions, space systems programming, and satellite operations. This includes service as a Squadron Operations Officer, Materiel Leader for IT Infrastructure, and Space Operations Support Squadron Commander within the National Reconnaissance Office. He has also served in the Pentagon three times; first as an Air Force Intern, then as a Space Superiority Programmer and Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs (HAF/A8), and finally as Chief of the Information Technology, Cyber, and Business Systems Division, Information Dominance Programs, Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. He deployed to Qatar in 2008 and served in the Combined Air and Space Operations Center on the Director of Space Forces (DIRSPACEFOR) staff where he was responsible for integrating space capabilities into combat operations.

    Colonel King has four children; Parker, Kayla, Jonathan, and Naomi.

    EDUCATION

    1995 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas
    1997 Master of Business Administration, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
    2002 Master of Arts in Organizational Management, The George Washington University
    2016 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Air University

    ASSIGNMENTS

    1. Jun 95 – Feb 97:F-16 Logistics Officer, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, UT
    2. Mar 97 – Feb 98: Munitions Operations Flight Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, UT3. Mar 98 – May 01: Information Tech Program Manager, Standard Systems Group, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
    4. Jun 01 – Jun 02:Air Force Intern, Pentagon, Washington DC
    5. Jul 02 – May 04:Chief, Concept Development Branch, Space Radar Joint Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, CA
    6. Jun 04 – Jun 05:Executive Officer to Vice Commander, Space & Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
    7. Jul 05 – Jun 06:Flight Commander, Space Operations Squadron, National Reconnaissance Office
    8. Jun 06 – Jun 08:Chief, Plans and Programs, Operations Support Squadron, National Reconnaissance Office
    9. Jul 08 – Apr 09:Director of Operations, Space Operations Support Squadron, National Reconnaissance Office
    10. May 09 – May 10: Space Superiority Programmer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Program Pentagon, Washington DC
    11. Jun 10 – Jun 11: Executive Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Pentagon, Washington DC
    12. Jul 11 – Jun 14: Commander, Operations Support Squadron, National Reconnaissance Office, Fort Belvoir, VA
    13. Jul 14 – Jun 15: Material Leader, IT Infrastructure, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA
    14. Jul 15 – May 16: Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
    15. Jun 16 – Jun 17: Chief, IT, Cyber, & Business Systems Division, Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisitions,Pentagon, Washington DC
    16. Jun 17 – Present: Senior Materiel Leader, Enterprise IT & Cyber Infrastructure Division, Hanscom AFB, MA
    MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

    Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
    Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
    Joint Service Commendation Medal Air Force Commendation Medal
    Air Force Achievement Medal
    EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

    Second Lieutenant 12 May 1995
    First Lieutenant 15 June 1997
    Captain 15 June 1999
    Major 1 October 2005
    Lieutenant Colonel 1 August 2010
    Colonel 1 November 2016