Mrs. Cheryl King serves as the AF Cyber College Outreach and Advancement Branch Manager. She directs the administrative, financial, and human resource programs and processes in accordance with Commandant’s guidance. She plans, organizes, manages and leads the day-to-day AF Cyber College support operations that must meet Air War College, Air University, AETC, MAJCOMs, HQ AF and DoD requirements and standards.
Prior to working at the Cyber College, she was the Branch Chief for the Air University Press. Mrs. King holds a Master’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University, Carbondale, Michigan and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Southern Illinois University. Additionally, she holds a certificate in Security Leadership Essentials for Managers through SANS.
Col Anthony Franks, USAFR, is an instructor with the Air Force Cyber College. He is a command pilot with over 4,000 hours in the B-52H, C-130H2, and trainer aircraft serving as squadron commander, evaluator, instructor, and staff officer with over 19 years of flying experience and 6 years of Joint Special Operations experience. He has over 680 hours of combat time during Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, INHERENT RESOLVE, and operations with Counter Terrorism JSOTFs. He serves as an Air University Cyber College instructor. He entered the Air Force with a commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1999, graduating with a B.S. in Business Management. In addition, he earned a Master of Science from Southwestern Assemblies of God University as well as a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air War College.
Dr. (Lt Col ret) Michael L. Thomas is currently assigned to Maxwell AFB, AL as a Professor of Cyberwarfare Studies. Previously he was with Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Charleston as a C4ISR Systems Engineer in the Communications and Networks Division stationed in the Stuttgart Germany office. In this capacity he is responsible for the design, implementation and fielding of major Systems Engineering projects initiated by the Navy, sister services and other US government customers and in the Heidelberg Office supporting HQ USAREUR in Geospatial Engineering. He was on detached special duty after being activated in March 2007, and served a short tour at the Pentagon, as the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) LNO to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and in numerous staff positions in the J2 and J3 staffs at USAFRICOM and USEUCOM.
In addition to his academic credentials, Dr. Thomas holds multiple certifications in Software Quality Engineering (CSQE), Geospatial Systems Professional (GISP) and is also a DAU Certified Level II Systems Engineer.