Brig Gen Robert Lyman

Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems, U.S. Transportation Command

Brig Gen Robert Lyman

Brig. Gen. Robert (Rob) K. Lyman is the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems, for U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. He is responsible for the planning, integration, operations, and maintenance of USTRANSCOM’s C4 systems. He also serves as the command’s chief information officer, responsible for the investment strategy for all information technology resources. Previously he was the Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems for Headquarters, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He also served as the Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer of Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base. Additionally, he was the Chief of Strategy Integration in the Air Force Office of Business Transformation and has served as a White House Fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, and has multiple combat zone deployments.

General Lyman entered the active duty Air Force in September 1993 as a distinguished graduate from the ROTC program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He has served unit level tours in logistics, combat communications, space operations, joint special operations and on headquarters staffs at major command, Headquarters Air Force, sub-unified joint command, and joint task force level. He has extensive joint experience and has commanded at squadron, group, and wing levels.

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
1999 Distinguished Graduate and Outstanding Contributor, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Master of Arts degree in organizational management, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
2001 Certificate in Legislative Studies, Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
2004 Air Command and Staff College by correspondence
2007 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2007 Air War College, by correspondence
2010 White House Fellowship, Washington D.C.
2012 U.S. Air Force Leadership Enhancement Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N,C,
2017 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N,C,
2018 Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 1993 – July 1996, B-1B Avionics Software Engineer, B-1B System Support Management Division, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2. July 1996 – July 1997, Executive Officer, Aircraft Directorate, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker AFB, Okla.
3. July 1997 – November 1997, student, Basic Communications Officer Training, Class Leader of Class 970721, Keesler AFB, Miss.
4. November 1997 – July 1999, Commander, Network Systems Flight, 52nd Combat Communications Squadron, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, Ga.
5. July 1999 – May 2001, Air Force intern, Air Force Intern Program, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. Duty in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness and the Office of the U.S. Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications & Information.
6. May 2001 – August 2003, Deputy Flight Commander, Plans and Policy Flight, 850th Communications Squadron, then Director of Operations, Space and Information Systems, 50th Communications Squadron, then, Commander, Missions Systems Flight, 50th Space Communications Squadron, Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.
7. August 2003 – August 2004, Staff Action Control Officer, Office of the Secretary Combined Joint Staff, Headquarters, United Nations Command / ROK-US Combined Forces Command / United States Forces Korea, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea.
8. August 2004 – June 2006, Operations Planner, Communications Operations Division, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications & Computer Systems (J6), Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
9. June 2006 – June 2007, student, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
10. July 2007 – July 2009, Commander, 96th Communications Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
11. August 2009 – August 2010, White House fellow with placement in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C.
12. September 2010 – July 2011, Chief, Strategy Integration, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. July 2011 – July 2013, Commander, 88th Communications Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. July 2013 – July 2015, Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
15. July 2015 – July 2017, Commander, 628th Air Base Wing and Commander, Joint Base Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
16. July 2017 – June 2018, Director of Communications (J6), Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.
17. June 2018 – present, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems, USTRANSCOM (TCJ6), Scott AFB, Ill.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

1. January 2000 – June 2000, Air Force intern, Air Force Intern Program, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. Duty in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, as a captain
2. October 2001 – April 2002, Chief, Communications Engineering Branch, Joint Task Force-Southwest Asia,
U.S. Central Command, Prince Sultan AB, KSA, as a captain
3. March 2003 – May 2003, Deputy Chief, Theater Communications Operations & Engineering, U.S. Central Air Force, Prince Sultan AB, KSA, as a captain
4. August 2003 – August 2004, Staff Action Control Officer, Office of the Secretary Combined Joint Staff, Headquarters, United Nations Command / ROK-US Combined Forces Command / United States Forces Korea, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, South Korea, as a major
5. August 2004 – June 2006, Operations Planner, Communications Operations Division, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications & Computer Systems (J6), Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., as a major
6. August 2009 – August 2010, White House fellow with placement in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
7. July 2017 – June 2018, Director of Communications (J6), Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg,
NC, as a colonel
8. June 2018 – present, Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems, USTRANSCOM (TCJ6), Scott AFB, Ill. as a brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with two service stars

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 13, 1993
First Lieutenant July 19, 1995
Captain July 19, 1997
Major Dec. 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
Colonel Sept. 1, 2011
Brigadier General July 3, 2018

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