Major General David Isaacson assumed his current position as the Director, Networks, Services and Strategy, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 in August 2018. As the Director, MG Isaacson reports directly to the Army CIO/G-6. He is responsible for strategy, policy, and guidance to enable mission command across the Army’s Global Enterprise Network.
MG Isaacson was born in Fort Monroe, Virginia. He graduated from Auburn University in April 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Signal Officer.
After graduation from the Signal Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to the 50th Signal Battalion (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as a Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, and Company Commander. Following the Signal Officer Advanced Course, he served with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) as a Battalion Signal Officer and Operations Officer.
Upon completing Command and General Staff College and a master’s degree in Telecommunications, MG Isaacson returned to Fort Bragg and served as the Regimental Signal Officer for the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Battalion S-3 (Operations) for the 82d Signal Battalion (Airborne). He was then assigned to the Combat Applications Group where he served as the Signal Squadron Commander and was subsequently assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command as the J-6 Operations Officer.
MG Isaacson then commanded the 50th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (Airborne). After attending the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he was assigned to the Department of the Army G-3/5/7 LandWarNet Battle Command Directorate where he served as the Current Operations Division Chief. MG Isaacson then commanded the 93rd Signal Brigade at Fort Eustis, Virginia, from 2010 to 2012. Following this command tour, he served three years on the Joint Staff, J-6, in Washington, D.C., as the Joint/Combined Information Environment Division Chief. After J-6, MG Isaacson served as Deputy Commanding General, Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
MG Isaacson has multiple operational deployments including Operations JUST CAUSE in Panama, DESERT SHIELD/STORM in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti, and several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq supporting the Global War on Terror and Overseas Contingencies. His awards and decorations are commensurate with his time in service and include the Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, the Military Freefall Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.