Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner Nominated to Succeed Vice Adm. Nancy Norton as DISA Director

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner Nominated to Succeed Vice Adm. Nancy Norton as DISA Director
Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner U.S. Air Force

President Trump has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner to be the next Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) director and Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network commander. 

Maj. Gen. Skinner, current director of command, control, communications and cyber at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), is also in line to receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, DoD said Friday.

He oversees the U.S. military's largest regional combatant command that provides C4 support to joint and coalition operations

The Air Force commissioned Skinner in 1989 through officer training school and assigned him as commander of the branch's Twenty-Fourth and Cyber organizations prior to his current directorship role at INDOPACOM.

His earlier assignments included time as administrative supervisor in the Pentagon's Office of the Secretary of the Navy, chief of the strategic plans and policy division at the Joint Chiefs of Staff and inspector general for Headquarters Air Force Space Command.

If confirmed, Skinner would succeed Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, who has led both DISA and JFHQ-DODIN since February 2018 and was a 2018 Wash100 Award winner.

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