LtGen Robert M. Shea USMC (Ret.)

President and CEO
AFCEA International


LtGen Shea most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Strategic Solutions, for Smartronix, Inc. Hollywood, MD.

Prior to leaving active duty, Shea served as the Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems (C4 Systems), The Joint Staff. He was the principal advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff on all C4 systems matters within the DoD.

His command positions included Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces Japan; Commander of the Marine Component, Joint Task Force Computer Network Defense; Director of the Marine Corps Command and Control Systems School; and Commanding Officer, 9th Communications Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He also served as the Commanding Officer of two communications companies.

Among LtGen Shea's previous staff assignments are Director for C4 for the Marine Corps; the Chief Information Officer of the Marine Corps; Director of Intelligence for the Marine Corps; the Director for Command, Control and Communications (J6) for the United States Pacific Command; and various other staff positions in the Marine Corps and Joint community.

Shea earned a M.A. from Central Michigan University. He also attended The Basic School, Advanced Communications Officers' Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.

LtGen Shea is a Director on two corporate boards, an executive partner with a private equity corporation, and an advisor/consultant to several telecommunication and defense corporations. He also has served on study panels for the National Academies and the Defense Science Board.


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