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Colonel Victor R. Norris

Colonel Victor R. Norris

Chief, Information Warfare Division, Air Combat Command

Col Victor Norris is the Chief of Information Warfare Division, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia. He is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping Air Force-wide Information Warfare forces and integrating Information Warfare capabilities in support of AF and joint operational missions with 70 military, DoD civilians, and contractors.

Col Norris entered the United States Air Force after graduating from Azusa Pacific University in 2000 and was commissioned through the University of Southern California ROTC program. He has served in various positions at the squadron, Numbered Air Force, Major Command, Combatant Command, Headquarters Air Force, and Joint Staff levels, including commanding the 552 Air Control Networks Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base. Col Norris has deployed as a combat communicator and advisor supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, along with multiple shorter deployments supporting special operations missions. Moreover, he has deployed as a joint planner supporting Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and Operation FREEDOM SENTINAL.

Col Norris served on the Joint Staff, where he was responsible for assessing Joint All-Domain Command and Control while integrating information warfare expertise into the Joint Warfighting Construct. While attending Air War College, Col Norris thesis "Countering Unrestricted Warfare" was awarded the Douhet-Mitchell Award for its "vision into future air power requirements." Previously, Col Norris was the Corporate Branch Chief in the Headquarters Air Force "Engine Room." He defended the Air Force Program Objective Memorandum to Combatant Commands, Sister Services, Defense Agencies, and Congress. He has also served as the principal cyber advisor at NORAD & USNORTHCOM, and in multiple roles within the special operations community. Prior to assuming his current position, Col Norris served as Chair of the Strategy Field of Study, Strategy Instructor, and Military Faculty at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS).

2000 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics, Azusa Pacific University
2000 Basic Communications Officer Training, Keesler Air Force Base, MS
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2009 Master of Science in Telecommunications, University of Maryland University College
2009 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2013 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base,
2013 Network Warfare Bridge Course and Intermediate Network Warfare Training, Hurlburt Field, FL
2014 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, VA
2015 Cyber 300, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2020 Master of Strategic Studies, Air University, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

1. July 2000 – April 2002, Chief, COMACC Communications Support Element, 1st
Communications Squadron, Langley AFB, VA
2. April 2002 – July 2003, Executive Officer, 1st Maintenance Group, Langley AFB, VA

3. July 2003 – April 2005, Senior Controller and Deputy Officer in Charge USAFE Command Center,
HQ AFEUR, Ramstein AB, Germany
4. April 2005 – July 2006, Combat Support Flight Commander, 435 Communications Squadron,
Ramstein, AB, Germany
5. July 2006 – April 2008, Deputy C2 and Combat Comm Systems Branch, HQ Air Force Special
Operations Command A6, Hurlburt Field, FL
6. April 2008 – May 2009, Special Projects Officer, Commanders Action Group, HQ Air Force Special
Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL
7. May 2009 – May 2011, Chief Cyber Force Development, 17D Assignment Team, Air Force
Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX
8. May 2011 – July 2012, Executive Officer to the Director of Assignments, Air Force Personnel
Center, Randolph AFB, TX
9. August 2012 – June 2013, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
10. June 2013 – October 2013, Student, Network Warfare Bridge Course, and Intermediate Network
Warfare Training, 39th Information Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL
11. June 2013 – June 2015, Chief, Cyberspace Operations Plans Branch, NORAD and
USNORTHCOM DJ3/Cyber, Peterson AFB, CO
12. June 2015 – June 2017, Commander, 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
13. June 2017 – July 2018, Chief Cyberspace Programmer, Headquarters Air Force Directorate of
Strategic Programs A8, Pentagon, Washington, DC
14. January 2018 – August 2018, Chief of Plans, Air Force Central Command, Director of Operations,
Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
15. August 2018 – June 2019, Chief Air Force Corporate Branch “Engine Room,” Headquarters Air
Force Directorate of Strategic Programs A8, Pentagon, Washington, DC
16. June 2019 – July 2019, Senior Executive Officer to the Air Force Deputy CIO, HQ USAF,
Pentagon, Washington, DC
17. July 2019 – May 2020, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
18. May 2020 – June 2021, JADC2 Capability Assessment Team Lead, Joint Staff J-6, Suffolk, VA
19. June 2021 – June 2023, Chair Strategy Field of Study, Joint Advanced Warfighting School
(JAWS), Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, VA
20. June 2023 – Present, Chief, Information Warfare, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA

Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air and Space Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Achievement Medal

Air War College: Thesis: “Countering Unrestricted Warfare,” 2020 Douhet-Mitchell award for “the best research paper
that demonstrates extraordinary foresight or vision into future military requirements.”

Second Lieutenant 8 June, 2000
First Lieutenant 8 June, 2002
Captain 8 June, 2004
Major April 1, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel September 1, 2015
Colonel September 1, 2021
(Current as of September 2023)


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