Ronald W. Pontius serves as the Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command. In this capacity, he manages and provides strategic direction to all aspects of Army Cyber Command operations to include planning, coordinating, integrating, synchronizing and supervising organization efforts for the conduct of full spectrum Cyberspace operations to include DoD Information Network (DODIN) operations, Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) and Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO). Pontius serves as a Senior Advisor, providing authoritative expert advice on all aspect of Cyberspace operations, force structure and organizational concepts, and oversees strategic support planning and resourcing strategy to enable the Army to achieve the right mix of cyber capabilities for the future.
Prior to his current assignment, Pontius served as the Director for Command and Control (C2) and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) within the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (USD(AT&L)), providing functional and acquisition oversight for all C2 and ISR programs across the Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to this, Pontius served as the Director of Executive Programs at the Defense Acquisition University School of Program Managers. In this capacity he mentored senior Program Managers and Program Executive Officers in the art of successfully leading and managing major defense acquisition programs and major automated information systems. Prior to these assignments, Pontius had a distinguished military career in the U.S. Army Signal Corps with over 26 years of operational and major acquisition assignments.
Pontius holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University, a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University, and a Master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.