BG Maurice McKinney

Brig. Gen. Maurice M. McKinney serves as the Missouri Air National Guard Chief of Staff. His responsibilities include development and implementation of Missouri Air National Guard strategy, policy, plans, initiatives, and administrative actions for more than 2,200 Airmen assigned to the state. Gen. McKinney is also The Adjutant General's senior Air National Guard advisor regarding future Missouri Air National Guard missions and innovation activities with Department of Defense components and agencies, Air Force Major Commands, and National Guard Bureau Directorates.

Under his vision and direction, General McKinney is also responsible for developing Missouri National Guard's cyberspace strategic and operational plans, state-wide cyber incident response plan, and cyber homeland defense initiatives. Prior to his Chief of Staff assignment, General McKinney served as Director, Persistent Cyber Training Environment, U.S. Cyber Command's where he led their $450M Persistent Cyber Training Environment capability development and requirements program.

General McKinney is a national cyber and strategic thought leader. He provides strategic and operational advice to senior cyber leaders within the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, National Counterterrorism Center, U.S. Cyber Command, Air Forces Cyber, Army Cyber Command, Fleet Cyber Command, and Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command.