Joe Billingsley is an adjunct professor and advisor of the Cyber Intelligence Initiative at The Institute of World Politics, Director of Strategic Engagement at the College of Information and Cyberspace at National Defense University, founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association, adjunct faculty at the George Washington University, Advisor of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, creator of Cyber Embassy Night, Fellow at the Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation, and Special Advisor of the peer-reviewed journal Military Cyber Affairs.
He is a former U.S. Army Strategist 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 and an M.S. in Cyber Systems and Operations (as well as a Graduate Certificate in Cyber War Gaming) from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Sciences with a research focus of innovation adoption across social networks.