Director, Air Force 5G Strategy & Solutions
Scott Solomon leads AT&T 5G Strategy & Solutions for the Air Force and Space Force. He is responsible for identifying, developing, and executing capabilities and programs to meet DoD and Joint requirements to improve operational availability, cyber security, resiliency, and cost.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Solomon served over 31 years in the United States Air Force retiring as a Colonel. He held a variety of key leadership positions in the United States and abroad culminating as Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Chief Information Officer (CIO) for more 31,000 Air Force personnel, the A3/6 Deputy Director, and the cybersecurity Authorizing Official (AO) for all Air Force Nuclear Command and Control Communication (NC3) systems.
He also held many key positions at Headquarters (HQ), United States Air Force at the Pentagon, HQ Air Combat Command, and HQ Air Education & Training Command. He commanded several times to include the second largest Training Group in the Air Force and was the Coalition Forces Air Component Commander's (CFACC's) command and control planner while overseas supporting Operation Enduring Freedom & Operation Iraqi Freedom.
During 911, he directly supported POTUS and SECDEF as the Flight Commander on the National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC E-4B). As a communications engineer for the Western Range space launch team, he conducted space launch operations for military and commercial payload vehicles along with testing the Peacekeeper and Minuteman III weapon systems.
Mr. Solomon earned bachelor’s degrees in Robotics Engineering and Education & Training, a master’s degree in Astronautical Engineering, and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College. He is a life member of the Air Force Association (AFA), the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and is serving on the Board of Directors for the Bossier City Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he is a published author and a public speaker; several of his articles have been printed in DoD and industry publications and he has spoken at numerous industry events.