Nathan Rusin

Class of 1994; Elected 2016

Nathan graduated with a BS in Management from the USAF Academy and an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College. His career as an intelligence officer spans the tactical and operational levels of war with experience in the Pacific, Central, Africa and European theaters of operation. He has served as a squadron intelligence officer, intelligence weapons and tactics officer, flight commander, and weapons school instructor, as well as the lead intelligence officer for the F22 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation Program. Nate also served as the Director of Operations for the Joint Exploitation Squadron, Fort Bragg, NC where he led and coordinated multi-intelligence discipline collection, exploitation and policy efforts for special operations units as well as the intelligence community. Prior to his current position Nate served as the Deputy Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division, 603rd Air Operations Center, Germany where he directed the analysis operations in support of European and Africa Commands and NATO. He is currently the Commander of the 19th Weapons Squadron at the USAF Weapons School, Las Vegas, NV where he leads a selectively manned unit in conducting advanced graduate-level intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance instruction to specially selected Air Force intelligence officers. Nate is a combat experienced award winner who has deployed to numerous overseas locations including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. He has directed intelligence operations for multiple contingencies including Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve.