COL Paul Craft, USA

Director of Operations, J3
Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN)


COL Paul G. Craft is the Director of Operations, J-3, for Joint Forces Headquarters, Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN). He is responsible for the operational-level command and control of DODIN Network Operations and Defensive Cyberspace Operations for all DOD Networks and their functional synchronization and integration as a key subordinate organization of USCYBERCOM.

Prior to becoming the J-3 for JFHQ-DODIN, COL Craft was the brigade commander for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Global Operations Command (DGOC) in Scott Air Force, Illinois. DGOC is the largest operational command within DISA and is responsible for the operations and defense of the DOD’s Information Network outer boundary, mid-tier Joint Regional Security Stacks, DISA’s global backbone infrastructure, DOD email security, operating and defending the DOD’s Big Data Platform known as Acropolis and DOD’s internet root name servers, along with the portion of the internet root structure assigned to the United States.

Colonel Paul G. Craft, a native of Piqua, Ohio, graduated in 1993 from the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in American Political Science. He later graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Science in Information Management and a Master of Business Administration. He earned a Master of Science in National Security and Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University.


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