Former Deputy Commander
United States Cyber Command
Lt Gen James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin is the Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), Fort Meade, Maryland. USCYBERCOM directs the cyber forces that defend the Department’s information networks, provide full-spectrum cyberspace options to military plans and operations, and when directed, defend U.S. critical infrastructure from cyber attacks of significant consequence.
General McLaughlin entered the Air Force in 1983 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered air force levels and has served on the staffs at major command headquarters, combatant command headquarters, the National Reconnaissance Office, Air Force headquarters, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to assuming his current position, General McLaughlin was the Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas.