Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Headquarters U.S. Air Force (2013-2016)
Lieutenant General Robert P ‘Bob’ Otto (Ret.), former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, has more than 20 years of experience in military leadership roles, most recently as the deputy chief of staff for ISR (2013-2016). As the Air Force's senior-most intelligence officer, Otto was directly responsible for policy planning, evaluation, oversight and leadership of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. In his previous role as Director of Air Force intelligence, Otto led a 27,000 person enterprise and guided the Air Force intelligence budget, effectively restructuring Air Force airborne intelligence capabilities and advancing intelligence analysis to support world-wide operations. Throughout the course of his distinguished career, Otto has served in several other key leadership roles, including as a squadron, group, wing and agency commander.