Lt Gen Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr.
Lt Gen Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr., is Director, Defense
Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md.
He leads a global organization of military and civilian
personnel who plan, develop, deliver, and operate joint,
interoperable, command and control capabilities and a
global enterprise infrastructure in direct support of the
President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Combatant Commanders, Department of Defense
components, and other mission partners across the full
spectrum of operations.
Lt Gen Hawkins received his commission as a distinguished
graduate of the ROTC program at Angelo State University in
1977. He earned a bachelor's degree in business
administration from Angelo State University; a master of science degree in management and human
relations from Abilene Christian University; a master of science degree in national resource strategy
from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University; and a master of divinity
degree in church ministries from Liberty Theological Seminary.
Lt Gen Hawkins commanded Cadet Squadron 24 at the U.S. Air Force Academy; the Air Combat
Command's Computer Systems Squadron and Communications Group; and the Air Force Officer
Accession and Training Schools at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. He served as the Director of
Communications and Information, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces; Director of Communications
Operations, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, Headquarters U.S. Air
Force; and Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information
Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Lt Gen Hawkins served as Deputy Chief of Staff,
Communications and Information Systems, Multi-National Force-Iraq, and as Vice Director, Defense
Information Systems Agency, Fort Meade, Md., Prior to his current assignment, Lt Gen Hawkins was
the Deputy Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4), Joint Staff,
the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Lt Gen Hawkins is a distinguished graduate of both the Squadron Officer School and the Air Command
and Staff College, and his military education includes the Industrial College of the Armed Forces,
National Defense University. Lt Gen Hawkins also attended the Program for Senior Managers in
Government at Harvard University.
Among his many awards, Lt Gen Hawkins has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal,
the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious