General Bob Otto, Head of U.S. Air Force Intelligence
Lt. Gen. Robert P. "Bob" Otto is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight, and leadership of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. As the Air Force's senior intelligence officer he is directly responsible to the Director of National Intelligence and the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He leads five directorates and supports a 30,000-person enterprise with a portfolio valued at $55 billion across the Air Force.
This will be a very rare and special event with the U.S. Air Force's head of intelligence operations. Hear about the advanced drone program, the massive intelligence operations worldwide, and how GEN Otto and a 30,000 person intelligence team keeps the U.S. safe from terrorists. This will be a very timely and relevant event. Security will be tight.
General Otto was commissioned in 1982 after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served as a squadron, group, wing, and agency commander. His staff duties include three tours at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, one tour with the Operations Directorate on the Joint Staff, and one tour at Headquarters.
The general is a command pilot with more than 2,800 hours in the U-2, RQ-4, F-15, AT-38, T-38, O-2 and OT-37. In 2011 he deployed as the Air Forces Central Command Combined Air Operations Center Director, overseeing Air Force operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Southwest Asia.
Early RSVPs are suggested here as the event will reach capacity.