Col Nathan L. Iven serves as the Director of Strategy, Engagements, and Plans, Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Network. The directorate is responsible for developing cyberspace operational strategies, campaign plans, and contingency plans. The directorate supports command strategic engagements with the Combatant Commands, Cyber Service Components, and Department of Defense agencies.
Col Iven entered the Air Force in 1996 as a graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Cornell University. He has served in a variety of operational space and missile assignments including Minuteman III Combat Crew, Satellite Operations, and 614th Air Operations Center Combat Operations. Col Iven directed foundational intelligence analysis at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and served as a staff officer for Headquarters Air Force Space Command staff. During his tenure as the Chief of Safety for the 50th Space Wing, he supported Air Forces Central Command as the Liaison Officer to Joint Functional Component Commander for Space. Prior to his current assignment, the colonel was the Commander, Counterspace Analysis Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.