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Commander, Sixteenth Air Force
Vice Commander, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber)
Deputy Commander, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber)
Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Sixteenth Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber; Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber; and Commander, Service Cryptologic Component, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander
Command Chief Master Sergeant Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber)
The Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber), headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is the first-of-its-kind Numbered Air Force. Also known as the Air Force’s Information Warfare Numbered Air Force, the 16th integrates multisource intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, cyber warfare, electronic warfare, and information operations capabilities across the conflict continuum to ensure that our Air Force is fast, lethal and fully integrated in both competition and in war. Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) provides mission integration of IW at operational and tactical levels… recognizing the role of information in creating dilemmas for adversaries in competition and, if necessary, future conflicts.
Optimize and synchronize the readiness, generation, employment and presentation of cyberspace; electromagnetic spectrum; information; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; weather; and other related capabilities to generate information warfare outcomes for combatant commanders and air components.
Empowered Airmen delivering outcomes for the Nation
What Is Information Warfare?
The employment of military capabilities in and through the information environment to deliberately affect adversary human and system behavior and preserve friendly freedom of action during cooperation, competition, and conflict. While any capability can be used to create an informational effect, the principal Air Force capabilities integrated and applied to achieve desired effects in the information environment are cyberspace operations; electronic warfare; information operations; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.
Who We Are?
Sixteenth Air Force operates globally across nine wings and one center presenting capabilities to generate insights on our adversaries while simultaneously ensuring and having the capabilities and the capacity to persistently engage and respond appropriately to threats today, in the future, and across the competition continuum. The 16th Air Force commander has unique and distinct roles and responsibilities. 16th Air Force is responsible to:
These responsibilities, unified under a single commander, are the cornerstone of 16th Air Force's ability to converge on problems and generate outcomes on strategic competition. It is the integration of the various operational capabilities and access to global data, leveraged against specific problems, with the appropriate organic authorities, and acting by, with and through partners, that forms the foundation of information warfare.