Maj. Gen. John Maluda (Ret.) was elected to the board in October 2009. He retired from the United States Air Force in September 2009 after more than 34 years of continuous active duty. At the time of his retirement, General Maluda was director of cyberspace transformation and strategy, in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, and Chief Information Officer. In that capacity, he shaped doctrine, strategy, and policy for communications and information activities and served as the functional advocate for 30,000 personnel. Prior to that, General Maluda was Vice Commander, 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
General Maluda enlisted in the Air Force in 1973 and received his commission in 1978 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Troy State University, Alabama. His career highlights included serving at three major commands, with unified combatant commands, a defense agency, the White House and the Air Staff. General Maluda’s staff experience included positions at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force in Europe, Air Force Special Operations Command, U.S. Space Command and the White House Communications Agency.
General Maluda holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in systems management from the University of Southern California, as well as an Advanced Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization. General Maluda retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2009 and has broad industry insight which makes him a valuable member of the Board of Directors.