Joe Billingsley serves as an adjunct professor and advisor of the Cyber Intelligence Initiative at The Institute of World Politics, where he established the “Cyber Embassy Night” series. He is also the Director of Strategic Engagement at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC), founder of the nonprofit Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA), and Special Advisor of the peer-reviewed journal Military Cyber Affairs. He has been Adjunct Faculty at the George Washington University, Advisor of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), and Fellow at the Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX).
He is a former Army Strategist (Functional Area 59) and Cyber Operations Officer. He has served in various executive and staff positions at each echelon from Platoon to General Staff, including a 15-month Surge deployment to Iraq as part of the 1st Armored Division, engagement activities in the former Warsaw Pact, and on the Mediterranean Sea aboard the USS Mount Whitney during the Arab Spring.
He is a graduate of programs at the Naval War College, Army War College, Military Intelligence School, and Army School of Information Technology. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut, M.S. in Cyber Systems and Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Sciences with a research focus of innovation adoption across social networks.