||General William "Tom" Hobbins
Gen Hobbins made many lasting impacts on our community even though he came to cyber late in his career. During a 39 year career culminating as Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, he implemented the Air Force's C4ISR Roadmap for networks enabling predictive battle space awareness and targeting. As Chief of Warfighting Integration, Gen Hobbins streamlined IL and CIO functions from the Air Staff and Secretariat into one cohesive organization, SAF/XC, the precursor to today's SAF/CIO A6. General Hobbins has been a stout voice for cyber, speaking to the NDIA, AFCEA and AFC4A communities.