Brigadier General David Gaedecke, USAF

Brigadier General David Gaedecke, USAF

Director, EMS Superiority, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration & Requirements, HQAF

Brig. Gen. David M. Gaedecke is Director, Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Arlington, Va. As Director, he is responsible for gaining and maintaining EMS and electronic warfare superiority. Brig. Gen. Gaedecke orchestrates enterprise-wide actions and unity of effort in developing and synchronizing multi-domain EMS operations doctrine, strategy, policy, requirements, capability development and Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution across all Air Force core functions. Additionally, Brig. Gen. Gaedecke leads the EMS Dominance Cross Functional Team in partnership with the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability office.

Brig. Gen. Gaedecke earned his commission from Officer Training School as a member of the first class commissioned at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in 1993. He has operational experience in the Control & Reporting Centers, U.S. and NATO Airborne Warning & Control System, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft and U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s Combined Air Operations Center. He has commanded an operational squadron and wing, as well as served on the Air Combat Command and Headquarters Air Force Staffs. In his last assignment, he was the Air Force’s Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications in the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.

Brig. Gen. Gaedecke has more than 2,000 flying hours including more than 500 combat hours and 170 combat support hours.

Speaking: October 30 - Spotlight Session - Service Visions for Multi-Domain Operations in the EMS