Title: Senior Counselor
Company: The Cohen Group
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Lieutenant General Harry Dale Raduege, Jr., USAF (retired), Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in information technology.
General Raduege is renowned as a communications, cyber and national security expert with 35 years of military service and 15 years of complementary experience within industry. He was inspired to military service through his father and others of the “greatest generation” who served in World War II. Raduege was the first of his family to attend college where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education with mathematics specialty at Capital University in 1970 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through the ROTC program. Raduege worked his way through college and was debt-free upon graduation. Later, he earned Master of Science degrees in business management from Troy State University (1976) and telecommunications from University of Southern Mississippi (1978).
General Raduege last served on active duty as director, Defense Information Systems Agency from 2000-2005 where he directed planning, engineering, and implementation of interoperable communications and intelligence systems serving the President, Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders, and the military Services. Notably, he led efforts to restore communications to the Pentagon following the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001; significantly upgraded Presidential communications; and led expansion of Department of Defense (DOD) global information networks through a $1 billion transformational communications program, delivered on-time and under-budget. He concurrently served as manager, National Communication System from 2000-2003 and led efforts to prioritize and restore more than five million voice and data circuits throughout New York City following the terrorist attacks. He also served as commander, global network operations for U.S. Strategic Command from 2004 to 2005, directing operation and defense of DOD’s global networks, assuring accurate, secure communications across the Department.
From 1998 to 2000, General Raduege concurrently served as chief information officer and director of command and control communications for North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. and Air Force Space Commands. There, he was an architect for developing computer network defense and attack capabilities across DOD and led successful “Year 2000 (Y2K)” global computer rollover activities, including televised interviews on January 1st. Previously, he served as director, C4 systems for U.S. Central Command where he led C4 relocation efforts after the 1996 terrorist bombing of Khobar Towers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, earlier, as a Pentagon chief where he was architect for satellite communications supporting over 500,000 deployed military members during the 1991 Gulf War.
General Raduege retired from military service in 2005 and has continued to serve government, academia, and industry throughout the aerospace and defense, information technology, education, healthcare, and cyber and national security communities. In 2005, he became a Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group where he continues today. From 2006 to 2017, he also served as chairman, Centers for Network and Cyber Innovation and as a managing director of cyber risk services for Deloitte and, since 2017, as managing partner of the RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners information technology practice. He also served as CEO, Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (2015-2018); co-chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency (2008-2011); senior advisor, Task Force on Cybersecurity for the 45th Presidency (2016-2017); and chairman, Cybersecurity Program Advisory Board (2009-2015), University of Maryland University College, which developed on-line and classroom Cybersecurity degree and certification programs.
General Raduege has received various military decorations and civilian awards including two Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, two Defense Superior Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, six Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, and the Cyber Security Lifetime Achievement Award of the America’s Future Series. He also is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in America.
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