Lieutenant General Ronnie Hawkins, Jr., U.S. Air Force, retired, is an internationally respected expert with four decades of experience in leadership, strategic planning, cybersecurity, and information technology. Mr. Hawkins is frequently quoted in news and trade publications, and has been a sought after speaker at national and technical conferences. He serves on the Board of Directors and Advisors for several corporations and is the Director of Ezra Vision Ministries. Some highlights from his military career include:
- Director of coalition forces for Multi-National Forces, Baghdad, Iraq, and coalition forces for Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia
- The first commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Networks, where he served for both the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and the Department of Defense, Chief Information Officer
- Director of command control systems and chief information officer for Pacific Air Forces Command
Mr. Hawkins culminated his distinguished military career as the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), at Ft Meade, Maryland where he led a global organization of military and civilian personnel who provided direct support to the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other mission partners.