Colonel Adolph S. Rodriguez Jr. is the Deputy Commander of the 960th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Training Annex, Texas. The unit is the only cyberspace wing in Air Force Reserve Command. As the wing deputy commander, Col. Rodriguez assists the commander with oversight of wing operations and staff activities of 16 direct reporting units and 1,300 personnel. The missions of these units include defensive cyber-operations (DCO); combat communications; command & control of cyber operations and DCO – Response Actions; nation-wide communication infrastructure management; cyber defense analysis; network operations; Initial Qualifications Training for cyber across seven weapons and dynamic support to offensive cyber operations. His responsibilities also include the coordination, organization and presentation of AFRC cyber forces to 16th Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, and United States Cyber Command.

Col. Rodriguez commissioned in 2001 through Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base as a Distinguished Graduate. Prior to his current assignment, Col. Rodriguez served as the Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C., where he was responsible for advising cyber senior leaders with strategic and operational use of air force assets in the cyber domain. He assisted the DAF Principal Cyber Advisor with cyber operations best practices effecting 55,000 cyber professionals with policy and guidance in accordance with the national military strategy. Col. Rodriguez commanded two cyber operations squadrons, a combat rescue mission support group and was the Deputy Director, Legislative Affairs, USCYBERCOM. Throughout his career he has held a variety of assignments and leadership positions in air operations, space operations, and cyber operations at the Wing, Numbered Air Force, Air Staff and Joint levels.

2000 Associate Degree in Air and Space Technology, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Info Technology, Colorado Christian Univ., Denver, Co.
2001 Distinguished Graduate, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Honor Graduate, Basic Communication Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Ms.
2003 Outstanding Contributor, Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2014 Master of Science degree in Business & Organizational Security Management, Webster Univ., Mo.
2016 Air Force Legislative Liaison Fellowship Program In-Residence IDE, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
2016 Government Affairs Institute Master’s Certificate, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
2018 Joint and Combined Warfighting School - JPME II, In-Residence National Defense Univ., Norfolk, Va.
2019 Air War College by correspondence
2022 Harvard Kennedy School, Senior Executive Fellowship Program, Cambridge, Ma.

1. December 2001 - January 2003, Deputy Flight. Commander, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, Ga.
2. January 2003 - July 2003, Chief, Combat Plans and Engineering, AF-CENT/A6 FWD, Saudi Arabia
3. July 2003 - May 2004, Flight Commander, Combat Plans & Ops, 5th Combat Communications Group, Robins AFB, Ga.
4. May 2004 - April 2005, Flight Commander, Mission Systems Flt, 752nd Communications Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.
5. April 2005 - April 2006, Executive Officer, 552nd Air Control Maintenance Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
6. April 2006 - January 2008, Chief, NORTHCOM Info Ops, Joint Info Ops Warfare Command, Lackland AFB, Tx.
7. January 2008 - November 2011, Chief, SOUTHCOM Info Ops, Joint Info Ops Warfare Command, Lackland AFB, Tx.
8. November 2011 - July 2012, Cyber Ops Combat Planner, 24th Air Force, JB San Antonio- Lackland AFB, Tx.
9. July 2012 - February 2013, Commander, 452nd Communications Squadron, March ARB, Calif.
10. March 2013 - June 2015, Commander, 426th Network Warfare Sq., JB San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Tx.
11. June 2015 - December 2016, Student, AF Legislative Liaison Fellowship Program, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
12. December 2016 - July 2018, Deputy Director, Legislative Liaison Office, USCYBERCOM, Ft Meade, Md.
13. July 2018 - August 2019, Commander, 920th Mission Support Group, 920 RQW, Patrick AFB, Fla.
14. August 2019 - July 2023, DAF Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor & Reserve Advisor, DAF/Office of the Principal Cyber Advisor & SAF/Office of the Chief Information Officer, Pentagon, Va.
15. July 2023 - Present, Vice Commander, 960th Cyberspace Wing, JBSA-Lackland, Tx.

1. April 2006 - November 2011, Joint Info Ops Warfare Command, Lackland AFB, Tx.
2. December 2016 - July 2018, Deputy Director, Legislative Liaison Office, USCYBERCOM, Ft Meade, Md.

Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with valor and two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
AF Good Conduct Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one oak leaf cluster

2004 Lance P. Sijan Award Recipient
2006 Best Large Combat Communications Group in the Air Force
2018 Joint and Combined Warfighting School - JPME II Commandant’s Award
2023 FCW Top 100 Federal IT Leaders Recipient

(Current as of July 2023)