Mr. Effler is the Deputy Director of the Air Force Cryptologic Office (AFCO). He serves as the AFCO representative to the Intelligence Community (IC) for all-source and cyber intelligence operations. Mr. Effler orchestrates a wide variety of exchanges between Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AF ISR-A), the IC and other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD elements to shape and guide emerging roles and missions for USAF Intelligence operations and capabilities. Mr. Effler is a career Intelligence professional with many IC senior level assignments. Mr. Effler joined the AF in 1978, after graduating from Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, FL. Upon his graduation from Morse Systems Operator technical school, he was assigned to the 6920th Electronic Security Group, Misawa, Japan. He completed diverse and challenging assignments, spending most of his Air Force career overseas. He has gained operational, managerial and leadership experience in ground, airborne and special operations units, accumulating 1,200+ flying hours on RIVET JOINT, COBRA BALL, COBRA EYE, and other special ISR platforms. Mr. Effler retired in 2001 as a Chief Master Sergeant.
Mr. Effler entered Civil Service in 2001 as the 694th Intelligence Group Plans and Program Officer. He was instrumental in the standup of the 70th Intelligence Wing. After the attacks of 9/11, Mr. Effler was tasked with executing the wing's emergency actions and preparedness plans for the 2800-plus assigned personnel. Mr. Effler was selected as the 694th IG's and 70th IW's Civilian of the Year and Air Intelligence Agency's (AIA) 2001 Gordon R. Summers award winner. In 2002, Mr. Effler was selected for the AIA's Civilian Career Management Program and moved to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) as part of his career broadening and leadership development. There he worked in the Advanced Technologies and Materials Technology Directorates, working all aspects of the center's mission, from research and development of new systems to monitoring of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. He was assigned as the Deputy Division Chief of the Center's Test and Evaluation Division in 2003 and was then selected as the center's Plans and Programs Support Person of the Year.
Mr. Effler volunteered and deployed twice to Iraq, supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and the Global War on Terrorism. Mr. Effler continued his program participation by accepting an assignment at HQ's AF to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) (A2), as Chief, National TechSIGINT Capabilities and Integration. In 2007, Mr. Effler was selected as the Director, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Office (AF ISRO) as the senior AF ISR representative and cryptologic subject matter expert to the Defense Intelligence Operations Coordination Center (DIOCC) and US Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR), developing DoD ISR plans, policies, programs and architectures to meet warfighter requirements. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Effler was the Chairman of the National Emitter Weapons and Space subcommittee (NEWSS) under the National SIGINT Committee (SIGCOM).
1994 -- Bachelor's of Science Degree in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist Univ.
2007 -- Master's Degree in Business Administration from Webster University
2008 - Director, National Intelligence, Intelligence Community Joint Duty Assignment Certified
2009 -- Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community Officer (ICO) Designation
2010 -- Government Affairs Institute, Georgetown Univ., Certificate Program in Legislative Affairs
1995 -- United States Air Force, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
2007 -- United States Air Force, Air War College
2010 -- Federal Executive Institute, Leadership in a Democratic Society
2011 -- Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Leadership Forum
Feb 1979 -- Mar 1982 6920th Electronic Security Group/Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan
Mar 1982 -- Mar 1985 3419th, 3382nd Student Squadrons, Keesler AFB, MS
Mar 1985 -- May 1990 6985th Electronic Security Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK
May 1990 -- Aug 1995 692nd Intelligence Wing/Group, Hickam AFB, HI
Aug 1995 -- Jun 1997 HQ AFSOC, 25th Intelligence Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL
Jun 1997 -- Jun 1998 314th Student Squadron, Ft. Huachuca, AZ
Jun 1998 -- Aug 2002 694th Intelligence Group, Ft. Meade, MD
Aug 2002 -- Aug 2005 AFTAC, Patrick AFB, FL
Aug 2005 -- Sept 2007 HQ Air Force, A2, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Sept 2007 -- Mar 2011 DIOCC/JFCC-ISR, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.
Mar 2011 -- Mar 2014 Chairman, NEWSS, Ft. Meade, MD
Apr 2014 -- Present Deputy Director, AFCO, Ft. Meade, MD
MAJOR AWARDS AND HONORS:
Presidential Call to Service Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award
Paul Harris Fellow Award, Rotary of Carroll Creek
Air Force Meritorious Service Award (6 Awards)
Air Medal (5 Awards)
Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2 Awards)
Exemplary Civilian Service Award (2 Awards)
AIA Gordon W. Summers (Agency Civilian of the Year) award winner
AFTAC Plans and Programs Support Planner of the Year
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:
American Legion, Frederick County Commander
Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association (FEIAA)
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
Air Force Association (AFA) and Air Force Sergeant's Association (USAFSA) Life Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Life Member
(Current as of April 2014)