Colonel Donald W. Cloud, Jr. is the Deputy Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Communications, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Hickam AFB, Hawaii. He is responsible for ensuring PACAF provides ready air and cyberspace power to promote United States’ interests in the Indo-Pacific region during competition, crisis, and conflict. In this capacity, Col Cloud leads the Warfighting Headquarters staff providing cyberspace operations, combat communications, and command and control support to the Commander of PACAF, combatant commanders, and assigned forces. Furthermore, he oversees cyberspace operations and sustainment across 3 Numbered Air Forces and 12 Wings. Additionally, he manages a $2.5B Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) portfolio and is the functional leader for more than 3,500 cyber personnel.
A 1993 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Colonel Cloud’s previous assignments include a variety of operations, staff, and joint tours in air, space, cyberspace, intelligence, and nuclear deterrence operations. His command assignments include serving as Vice Commander, 67th Cyberspace Wing and Commander, 375th Communications Squadron. His special duty assignments include having served as Special Advisor to the Vice President of the United States and Special Assistant to the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.
He is married to the former Tina Stewart, and they have two children, Bailee and Caleb.