Colonel Sean B. O’Brien, USAF is Deputy Chair of the National Security Industrial Base Department, and teaches Advanced Manufacturing, strategy, industry analytics courses, and the Think Tanks elective at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington D.C.
He received his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Wyoming. Prior to his current assignment, he had various assignments on the Joint Staff, to include Executive Assistant for the Director for Intelligence, and Chairman of the Battlespace Awareness Working Group, a formal body reviewing all Department of Defense intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements for the Joint Requirements Oversight Council. He was also Commander of the 607th Air Intelligence Squadron and then the 6th Intelligence Squadron at Osan AB, Republic of Korea where he led intelligence support to the Air Operations Center, as well as U-2 and national imagery operations. His combat deployments include: lead wing Intelligence Flight Commander, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar during the major combat operations phase of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; imagery chief, Joint Analysis Center, RAF Molesworth, U.K. for Operation ALLIED FORCE in Kosovo; Ground Component Chief of Targeting, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina for Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR; Chief of Intelligence, 429th Electronic Combat Squadron, King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Saudi Arabia for Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, and at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey for Operation PROVIDE COMFORT.