Joshua Rockhill

Director of Operations, Sixteenth Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, and Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber
Portrait of Colonel Joshua Rockhill


The Cyber Team of Teams Panel Discussion

Monday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.

Surround Stage


PANEL DISCUSSION, The Cyber Team of Teams

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The Cyber Team of Teams – Understanding the challenges and opportunities of the technology infused world of today and the future can be overwhelming, no matter your point of view. Artificial intelligence, big data, the internet of things, the metaverse and cyberspace can be confusing and costly. To thrive in this complex world requires a team of teams working together to build the tools we all need to safely navigate and create in the digital verse. This panel of experts from government, academia, and industry will share their insights on thriving in the cyber world we live in today. Moderated by the Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) at the University of Arizona, the panel will share their insights through guided discussion along with your questions.


Colonel Joshua H. Rockhill is the Director of Operations, Sixteenth Air Force, Air Forces Cyber, and Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He is responsible for the daily operations of more than 44,000 personnel conducting worldwide operations. Sixteenth Air Force Airmen deliver multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. In addition, they build, extend, operate, secure and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. Furthermore, his Joint Forces Headquarters-Cyber personnel perform operational planning as part of coordinated efforts to support Air Force component and combatant commanders and, upon approval of the President and/or Secretary of Defense, the execution of offensive cyberspace operations.

Colonel Rockhill enlisted in the Air Force in 1993 and completed multiple assignments including a deployment with NATO in support of operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina before earning his commission from Officer Training School. He has held a variety of cyberspace positions at Wing, Center, MAJCOM, Air Staff and Joint Staff levels, including two tours as a squadron commander. Col Rockhill most recently graduated from the National War College following an assignment as the Speechwriter for the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

Prior to assuming his current position, Col Rockhill was Commander of the 26th Cyberspace Operations Group and Director A5/8/9, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, where he was responsible for organizing, training, and equipping enterprise cyber forces to build, operate, and protect the Air Force cyberspace domain to enable and assure service core missions in support of joint operations and national priorities.