On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, the Deputy Director, C4/Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps, Mr. Robert Jack II, was our guest at the Clubs at Quantico for an AFCEA Luncheon. The luncheon was one of the best attended of recent luncheons.
Robert Scott Jack II is the Deputy Director, Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) at Headquarters, Marine Corps. He formulates and provides broad policy guidance governing Information Technology, Cyber Security, and communications infrastructure and applications in support of The U. S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Jack was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2005 with 26 years of federal civilian service and six years of active duty with the U. S. Air Force. He entered the Air Force Reserve in July 1982, retiring from the Reserve in December 2000 with more than 24 years of service in various assignments at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; Scott AFB, Ill.; and Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Jack served as the Director of Communications and Information, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Mr. Jack’s previous commands in the Pentagon from 2007 to 2010 include Director, Identity Assurance and Public Key Infrastructure, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Integration/Department of Defense Chief Information Officer; Deputy Director, Warfighter Systems Integration and Deployment, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer.; and Deputy Director, Warfighter Systems Integration and Deployment, Secretary of the Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer. From 2005 to 2007, he held the position of Deputy Commander of the 96th Communications Group and the senior technical leader of information technology activities within the Air Armament Center for Eglin AFB, Fla.
In April 1994, he was selected for a career broadening assignment at Headquarters Air Force Command, Control, Communications and Computer Agency at Scott AFB, Ill., under the communication-computer career program. He transferred to Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley AFB, Va., in 1997, serving for six years in a variety of assignments culminating as Chief, Systems Integration Division, and Technical Director, Directorate of Communications and Information Systems.
Mr. Jack holds a Master of Science degree in logistics management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; a Bachelor of Science degree in management science, Park College, Parkville, Mo.; an Associate of Business Administration degree, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio; and an Associate in Applied Science degree in avionics systems technology, Community College of the Air Force.
Other training and education includes Air War College, by seminar, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Program, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, DOD Information Assurance Program, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Staff and Operations Course, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va., Senior Leadership Air and Space Seminar, Maxwell AFB, Ala., Executive Course on National and International Security, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., AFSO21 Executive Seminar, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Air Force Enterprise
Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Mr. Jack’s honors and awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and 2003, 2004 and 2010 Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the National Defense Industrial Association.