Lieutenant General Dennis A. Crall, United States Marine Corps
Lieutenant General Dennis A. Crall, U.S. Marine Corps currently serves as the Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers/Cyber and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Joint Chiefs of Staff (J6). His recent assignments include Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor and Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD); and Director, Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4), Headquarters Marine Corps and CIO of the Marine Corps. He is a career aviation command and control officer who has commanded at the squadron and group levels. He deployed as the Direct Air Support Center – Airborne Officer-In-Charge in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting 34 combat missions spanning over 350 flight hours.
Lt. Gen. Crall’s joint assignments include: Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor/Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy; Chief, Joint Cyberspace Center, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM); Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, CENTCOM; Division Chief, Information Operations, CENTCOM; Division Chief, Developments and Concepts, CENTCOM; Branch Chief, Strategic Plans, Information Operations, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM); and Joint Liaison Officer to 7th Air Force, 607th Air Support Operations Group at Osan AB, Republic of Korea.
Lt. Gen. Crall is a native of South Carolina where he graduated from the University of South Carolina. He is also a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Control Systems Course; a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College where he earned a master of science degree in Military Operational Art and Science; and a distinguished graduate of the National War College where he earned a master of science degree in national security strategy. He has also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Cybersecurity Executive Program.