Lance Spencer leads the AT&T business for the Air Force and Space Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense,
Combatant Commands and Defense Agencies. He is responsible for identifying, aligning and developing
AT&T and partner capabilities to meet Air Force, DoD, Joint and Coalition global operating needs to improve
operational availability, cyber security, resiliency and cost.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Spencer served nearly 26 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a
colonel. He held a variety of key leadership positions in the United States and overseas including:
Headquarters, United States Air Force at the Pentagon; several Major Commands; stood up the
Communications Directorate at an Air Force Component Command; Joint Task Force/J6; Expeditionary
Group Commander; and Squadron Commands both in garrison and deployed. His extensive experience
heading teams that deliver Information Technology, Cyberspace, Space, and Intelligence capabilities has
made him an acknowledged front runner in charting Air Force Cyber and IT Strategies and Solutions.
The Air Force Chief Information Officer recognized Mr. Spencer for establishing the first Air Force Cyberspace
Concept of Operations, conceiving and defining the Air Force Cyberspace Weapons School, and fielding
cutting edge network operations and security solutions that vastly improved performance while reducing
Mr. Spencer is a recipient of the Air Force’s Legion of Merit medal. He was awarded the Order of Merit for his
support to the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program. He was selected for the AT&T Diamond Club in
2019 (top 1%), named the 2018 MVP for the AT&T Defense Segment (#1/1000) and was a member of the 2018
Team Award. In 2016, he was presented with the AT&T Sales Excellence Award.
Mr. Spencer earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University, a master’s degree in
Engineering with a business minor from the University of Nebraska, and completed the Air War College. He is
a member of the Board of Directors for CyberPatriot. He is also an author and a public speaker; several of his
articles have been printed in industry publications and he has spoken at numerous industry events.