Brigadier General (ret) Guy Walsh; Guy is the Founding Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC), located at The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). He has over 20 years of executive level management and operational experience in national defense and Domestic Operations (DOMOPS) including aerospace operations, cyberspace operations, counter-insurgency and disaster relief leadership roles. He has been an innovative and motivational leader of complex organizations including Commander, 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard and Commander, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar, Afghanistan and most recently as Founding Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center.
From 2011-2019, Guy Walsh served as an Advisor to the Deputy Commander and Executive Director for U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. Most recently, he led the Commands academic and industry engagement effort and served as the senior manager for Cyber Command’s National Guard and Reserve Directorate, advocating for advancing policy and law to protect and defend U.S. critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). Mr. Walsh has developed engagement strategy and training initiatives with the National Guard, the Assistant Secretary of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and State/local governments. From 2012 thru 2017, he served as a deputy director for U.S. Cyber Command’s Tier 1 Joint and Combined exercises, CYBER FLAG and CYBER GUARD. Mr. Walsh served as co-founder and Deputy Director for the Capabilities Development Group, which focuses on technology aspects of cyberspace operations to develop new capabilities, transition existing technologies to the operational environment and facilitate the development of training and advanced tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
General Walsh graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Southern California. He is a Command pilot having accumulated 4300 flight hours and more than 100 combat missions including 79 A-10C Close Air Support missions supporting U.S. and NATO ground forces in Afghanistan. General Walsh has commanded at the Squadron, Group and Wing level to include serving as the Commander of the Maryland National Guard 175th Wing from 2002 thru 2009 and being selected as the first Commander of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar, Afghanistan from June 2009 thru July 2010.