Lt Gen (Ret) Bob Elder

Lt Gen (Ret) Robert Elder

Strategy and Technology Advisor, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Lieutenant General Robert Elder (USAF, retired) is an information strategist and technology advisor to the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). He joined the George Mason University faculty as a research professor with the Volgenau School of Engineering following his retirement from the Air Force as the Commander of 8th Air Force and U.S. Strategic Command’s global strike component. He currently conducts research in the areas of command and control, information system resiliency and risk management, electronic warfare, strategic stability operations, and national security decision-making. General Elder served as the US Central Command Air Forces Deputy Commander for Operation Enduring Freedom and later as the Air Operations Center Commander and Deputy Air Component Commander for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was the first commander of Air Force Network Operations and led the development of the cyberspace mission for the Air Force. General Elder also served as Commandant of the Air War College. He holds a Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Detroit, serves as the Chair of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Cyber-augmented Ops Division, and is a Past President of AOC International, the association for EW-Cyber and Information Operations.

Moderating: November 29 - Senior Service Panel