Brig. Gen. David Gaedecke will be the next No. 2 at the service’s first information warfare command according to a Feb. 13 announcement.
Gaedecke is currently leading the Air Force’s newly established office within Headquarters Air Force for driving superiority in the electromagnetic spectrum. The office, within the plans department, is considered a key step to helping the Air Force and the entire Department of Defense re-establish dominance in this area.
A new electronic warfare directorate has been created on the Air staff that will help drive policy and force development to reinvigorate the discipline within the service.
Gaedecke also led the service’s year long study on electromagnetic spectrum superiority.
Sixteenth Air Force, where Gaedecke is headed, was officially created in October and is the Air Force’s first information warfare numbered unit to combine cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
The Air Force officially created its new information warfare organization integrating cyber, ISR, electronic warfare and information operations.
Sixteenth Air Force’s current vice commander, Brig. Gen. Michelle Hayworth, will head to Transportation Command to become the director of command, control, communication and cyber systems, according to a Feb. 6 announcement.