Michael A. Clark

USCYBERCOM, Director for Acquisition and Technology (J9)

Michael Clark, a member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Director for Acquisition and Technology (J9). Mr. Clark provides leadership, advice, and technical guidance on development and integration of cyberspace capabilities as part of the Joint Cyber Warfighting Architecture Portfolio exceeding $4B. He leads technology transition efforts with strategic government and academic partners. He provides leadership to the maturity of the command’s Innovation Strategy. He is responsible for the development and execution of all USCYBERCOM acquisition system policies and procedures.

Mr. Clark retired from active duty Air Force in 2001, after 24 years of service as an Intelligence professional. He served in numerous duty positions to include tours with the RC-135, SR-71, and U2-R collection platforms; as an all-source intelligence analyst at the Intelligence Center Pacific; as Flight Commander at the 6920th Electronic Security Group, Misawa Air Base, Japan; and as the first Commander of Detachment 1, 692nd Intelligence Wing, Andersen AFB, Guam. He was the first Air Force officer assigned as a CLASSIC WIZARD Operations Officer at the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station in the Western Pacific. His final active duty assignment was to Headquarters Air Force (HAF) where he held positions as the Intelligence Briefer to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force, Functional Manager for Air Force Information Warfare Programs, and as HAF Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations Planner.

Mr. Clark joined Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC) in Chantilly, Virginia in 2001 as a Senior Intelligence and Information Operations Engineer, developing a Computer Network Operations (CNO) enabling-technology for the National Reconnaissance Office. Mr. Clark was the first SRC employee to be assigned as an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) detailee and lead the Headquarter Air Force’s Executive Agency Office, providing oversight of two Defense Intelligence programs. In 2006, he joined the Joint Functional Component Command Network Warfare at Fort Meade, Maryland and held positions as a CNO Planner (J5), Deputy Director for Operations (J3), Director for Manpower, Personnel, and Security (J1), Deputy Director for Plans and Policy (J5), and most recently, Director for Acquisition and Technology (J9). He has been with USCYBERCOM since its inception in 2010, and looks forward to providing his continued support to the mission.


1991 – Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
1994 – Master of Science Degree, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.
2017 – Senior Leader Orientation Course, Washington, D.C.
2018 – Advanced Professional Executive Senior Executive Service Orientation, Washington, D.C.
2019 – Leadership at the Peak, Colorado Springs, CO
2021 – Cyberspace Operations Executive Course, Maxwell AFB, MS
2021 – Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology, Harvard University, MA


Present – Director, Acquisition and Technology Directorate (J9), USCYBERCOM, Fort Meade, MD
2017 – 2022, Deputy Director, Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), USCYBERCOM, Fort Meade, MD
2014 – 2017, Acting Deputy Director, Plans and Policy Directorate, USCYBERCOM, Fort Meade, MD
2011 – 2014, Senior Advisor to Director for Plans and Policy, USCYBERCOM, Fort Meade, MD
2010 – 2011, Director, Manpower and Personnel (J1), USCYBERCOM, Fort Meade, MD
2009 – 2010, Director, Manpower and Personnel, Joint Functional Component Command Network Warfare (JFCC-NW), Fort Meade, MD
2007 – 2009, Deputy Director Operations (J3), JFCC-NW, Fort Meade, MD
2006 – 2007, Plans Analyst, Directorate for Plans and Policy, JFCC-NW, Fort Meade, MD
2002 – 2005, Chief, Executive Agency Office, Headquarters Air Force (HAF), Washington, D.C.; Intergovernmental Act (IPA) Detailee from Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC), Chantilly, VA
2001 – 2002, Senior Information and Intelligence Operations Systems Engineer, SRC
1998 – 2001, Chief, Information Warfare Branch, HAF, Washington, D.C.
1997 – 1998, Air Force Chief of Staff Intelligence Briefing Team, National Air Intelligence Agency, Pentagon Operating Location, Washington, D.C.
1996 – 1997, Postgraduate Intelligence Program and Masters in Strategic Intelligence Degree Program, Joint Military Intelligence College, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
1994 – 1996, Commander, Det 1, 692d Intelligence Group, Andersen AFB, Guam; CLASSIC WIZARD Operations Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Western Pacific
1992 – 1994, Chief, Mission Analysis and Reporting, Misawa Cryptologic Operations Center, Misawa AB, Japan
1991 – 1992, Executive Officer; Assistant Chief Flight Operations; Flight Commander, 6920th Electronic Security Group, Misawa AB, Japan
1990 – 1991, Officer Training School, Medina Annex, San Antonio TX; Signals Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
1985 – 1990, Superintendent Operational ELINT Division; NCOIC Electronic Order of Battle Branch; EOB Analyst, Intelligence Center Pacific, Honolulu, HI
1984 – 1985, Exploitation Management; ELINT Analyst; Senior Ruby Operator (U-2R), 6903d Electronic Security Group, Osan AB, KOR
1982 – 1984, ELINT Analyst (SR-71), 9th Recon Technical Sq, Beale AFB, CA
1979 – 1982, ELINT Analyst (SR-71), Det 1, 9th Strat Recon Wing, Kadena AB, JA
1977– 1979, ELINT Analyst (RC-135), 544th Intel Exploit Sq, Offutt AFB, NE


Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with Service Star
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award