Colonel Chad E. LeMaire is Vice Commander, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he assists in leading over 1,500 professionals in executing cyberspace operations; developing, training, exercising and testing information operations tactics, techniques and procedures; analyzing and mitigating U.S. cyberspace vulnerabilities; integrating emerging Information Dominance capabilities in support of Air Force, joint and Department of Defense warfighters; engineering, deploying and delivering survivable and resilient cyber infrastructure (deployed and in-garrison); and integrates communications and computer systems designed to increase the combat effectiveness of Air Force and Department of Defense elements.
Colonel LeMaire is a 1991 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is a cyberspace operator with 22 years of experience and has held key positions at squadron, air force, and joint levels. He commanded the 92nd Information Operations Squadron, where he was responsible for assessing the integrity, security, and defense posture of Air Force and Department of Defense cyber assets. In addition, he organized the squadron to conduct cyber hunt missions on Air Force and Department of Defense networks. Colonel LeMaire deployed as the chief of information operations for a special operations task force, chief of cyber operations at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center, as well as the deputy officer in charge and lead operational planner for the Expeditionary Cyber Support Element - Afghanistan.