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Lt. Gen. David T. Isaacson

Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)/Cyber, Chief Information Officer, J-6

Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)/Cyber, Chief Information Officer, J-6
  • Lt. Gen. David T. Isaacson
  • Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)/Cyber, Chief Information Officer, J-6
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LTG David T. (Todd) Isaacson assumed his current position as the Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers/Cyber, and Chief Information Officer, J-6, Joint Chiefs of Staff on 18 December 2023. In this role, he develops C4 capabilities, conducts analysis and assessments, provides Joint and Combined Force C4 guidance, and evaluates C4 requirements, plans, programs, and strategies for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has previously served in the Joint Staff J-6 as a Division Chief focused on interoperability.

LTG Isaacson was born in Fort Monroe, Virginia. He graduated from Auburn University in April 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Signal Officer.

After graduation from the Signal Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to the 50th Signal Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, and Company Commander. Following the Signal Officer Advanced Course, he served with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) as a battalion Signal Officer and Operations Officer.

Upon Completing Command and General Staff College and a master’s degree in Telecommunications, LTG Isaacson returned to Fort Bragg and served as the Regimental Signal Officer for the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Battalion S-3 (Operations) for the 82nd Signal Battalion (Airborne). He was then assigned to the Combat Applications Group where he served as the Signal Squadron Commander and was subsequently assigned to the Joint Special
Operations Command as the J-6 Operations Officer. LTG Isaacson then commanded the 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (Airborne). After attending the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he was assigned to the Department of the Army G-3/5/7 LandWarNet Battle Command Directorate where he served as the Current Operations Division Chief. After LTG Isaacson served as Deputy Commanding General, Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. He then served as Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Following this assignment, he served as the Director of Networks, Services and Strategy, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 from 2018 to 2020. Additionally, LTG Isaacson then served as the United States Cyber Command Chief of Staff from July 2020 to June 2022. Prior to his current assignment as the Director J-6, he served as the Joint Staff J-1 Director.

LTG Isaacson has multiple operational deployments including Operations JUST CAUSE in Panama, DESERT SHIELD/STORM in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti, and several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq supporting the Global War on Terror and Overseas Contingencies. His awards and decorations are commensurate with his time in service and include the Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, the Military Freefall Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Current as of Jan 2024