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Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall

Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers / Cyber; Chief Information Officer Joint Staff, J6

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  • Lt. Gen. Dennis A. Crall
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Lieutenant General Crall currently serves as the Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers / Cyber and Chief Information Officer, Joint Staff J6.

Recent assignments include Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor / Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy; and Director – Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4), Headquarters Marine Corps / Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps.


Lieutenant General Crall is a native of South Carolina where he graduated from the University of South Carolina. He is a career Aviation Command and Control Officer who has commanded at the Squadron and Group levels. He deployed as the Direct Air Support Center – Airborne, Officer-In-Charge in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting thirty-four combat missions spanning over three hundred fifty flight hours.


Joint assignments include: Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor / Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy; Chief, Joint Cyberspace Center, US Central Command (CENTCOM); Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, CENTCOM; Division Chief, Information Operations, CENTCOM; Division Chief, Developments and Concepts, CENTCOM; Branch Chief, Strategic Plans, Information Operations, US Special Operations Command (SOCOM); Joint Liaison Officer to the 7th Air Force, 607th Air Support Operations Group in Osan, Korea.


Supporting assignments include: Director – Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4), Headquarters Marine Corps / Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Marine Corps; Marine Corps Recruiting Command, Operations Officer, Recruiting Station Albuquerque, NM; and Contact Team Officer, 6th Marine Corps District, Parris Island, SC.


Lieutenant General Crall is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Control Systems Course; a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College where he earned a M.S. in Military Operational Art and Science; a distinguished graduate of the National War College where he earned a M.S. in National Security Strategy. He has also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Cybersecurity Executive Program.