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Colonel Kevin “Keller” Beeker is the Commandant, Air Force Cyber College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  Colonel Beeker was commissioned in the Air Force following graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1996, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. Col Beeker previously served as the Chief Combat Plans Division and Vice Commander, 603d Air Operations Center, Ramstein AB, Germany. His teams provided and executed operational air combat campaign plans for the Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. He provided USAFE/AFAFRICA senior leaders deliberate and crisis action planning options for CMDRs USEUCOM, USAFRICOM and NATO. Additionally, He flew operationally in the A/OA-10 during Operation SOUTHERN WATCH as well as Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Colonel Beeker served as an exchange pilot with the US Navy flying the F/A-18 and providing liaison assistance as the Joint Close Air Support Integration Officer where he instructed and evaluated special operations Joint Terminal Attack Controllers. He also led the Combat Targets division at US Cyber Command.

Dr. Karen Guttieri is the Dean of the Air Force Cyber College. She completed a doctorate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia and conducted post-doctoral work on the civil dimension of the revolution in military affairs at Stanford. Her publication portfolio in the field of international peace and security includes work on military doctrine, technological innovation, psychological operations and civil affairs, metrics for evaluation and how organizations learn. Her work explores interstitial spaces such as that between peace and war and in the connection of technology and society. Dr. Guttieri has led multinational, multi-agency and multi-disciplinary teams in sponsored research. Ongoing work with the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford includes a study of fake news and social media influence strategies. Longstanding work with humanitarian and international agencies has included educational program leadership, policy planning, participation in United Nations doctrinal development and multinational military exercises. An award-winning teacher, Dr. Guttieri previously developed and directed graduate education programs at the Naval Postgraduate School and led instructional method workshops for colleagues. She was recognized in 2014 as an Honorary Member of the United States Army Civil Affairs Regiment.   

 

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