Brig Gen Linda Medler

Brig Gen Linda Medler

Dates of Service: Mar 1987 - Apr 2014
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  • Cpl Dec 75
  • 2d Lt Jun 87
  • 1st Lt Jun 89
  • Capt
  • Maj Sep 97
  • Lt Col May 00
  • Col Aug 04
  • Brig Gen Apr 11
Commissioning Source:  OTS, Jun 1987

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Visionary executive with over 20 years' experience leading cyberspace, IT, and multi-function organizations and culminating as Director, Capability and Resource Integration, United States Cyber Command. Proven track record delivering cutting-edge cyber and IT capabilities on time and within cost, ultimately fielding a 6,000 person cyber workforce for the Department of Defense.

Military Experiences

Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
Director, Capability and Resource Integration (J8)
Responsible for acquiring resources to provide Cyber capabilities for Department of Defense. Advocated for and presented cyber requirements and funding strategies to Senior Defense Officials. Responsible for mapping national strategy to cyber operational needs. Lead for developing the strategy for the Five Year Defense Program, the PPBE process, and Cyber Research and Development efforts. Oversaw a $240M yearly ops budget and $66M in R&D funding.
Mar 2011 - Jan 2012
Assistant Deputy Director - Communications and Networks
Brought in to disestablish the Joint Staff-J6 under the Direction of the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and re-establish the function under the JS/J8. Refocused the streamlined organization on Cyber operations and requirements, which enabled it's re-establishment as the JS/J6.
Jun 2010 - Mar 2011
Deputy CIO - The Joint Staff
Ran IT operations and 24/7 support for 2,800 members of the nation's highest military staff and the National Military Command Center.
Apr 2009 - Jun 2010
Chief of Staff
Directed efforts of 1,300 person headquarters staff, responsible for overseeing 10 military bases and a diverse workforce of 79,000. Responsible for stategy, goals and objectives to build the Command's five year multi-billion dollar program. Oversaw command-wife transformation efforts to more rapidly develop, field, and sustain combat capability across the Air Force. Responsible for planning, organizing five high-visibility Air Force senior leader events a year. Command lead for public-private partnerships.


(7 months)
Sep 2005
Commanded the 97th Air Expeditionary Support Group, with 150 airmen from 20 bases deployed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to provide Humanitarian Relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Aug 2004 - Jan 2005
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Deputy Director - Defense Resources Sector - Office of Military Cooperation-Afghanistan. Led 100+ coalition personnel responsible for building capacity in the Afghan National Army in the areas of: Human Resources, Financial Management, Recruiting, Logistics Operations and Logistics Plans, Medical Sector, Communications and IT, and Acquisition.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Sep 2012

Senior Joint Information Operations Applications Course

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course, NDU

Dec 2011

Requirements Management Executive Overview

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

The Senior Leaders Managers Course in National Security

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Mar 2010

Scope Eagle

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010

Cyber Operations X Course

Feb 2009

AF Nuclear Certification Executive Seminar

Jul 2006

Wing Commander's Seminar

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1998 - 1999

Naval War College MS in National Security and Strategic Studies

1991 - 1993

1983 - 1986

University of Arksas at LIttle Rock - Bachelor of Bus Admin - MIS & Mgmt

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