Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications within the National Protections and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he focuses on the development and implementation of operational programs designed to protect our government networks and critical infrastructure systems.
General Touhill retired from the U.S. Air Force in July 2013 after a distinguished career culminating as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Systems at U.S. Transportation Command—one of the nation’s 10 combatant commands. A highly decorated combat leader, he served as the United States Defense Attaché to Kuwait and as the 81st Training Wing commander, where he established the Air Force’s Cyberspace Operations training programs and led the $1 billion rebuilding of Keesler AFB, Miss., in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
General Touhill is a distinguished graduate of the Squadron Officer School, the Air Command and Staff College, and the Advanced Communications Officer Training school, where he received the Webb Award as the top graduate. He also is a graduate of the Air War College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program, and the University of North Carolina’s Logistics and Technology Program for Executives.
General Touhill maintains the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Acquisition Professional, and the Master Professional Director certifications.