Bio - John Wilcox
John A. Wilcox, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director, Communications Systems, and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. He is responsible for developing USSOCOM's information technology strategy as well as executing the command's command, control, communications and computer systems acquisition program. Mr. Wilcox is also responsible for operating and maintaining USSOCOM's global network providing support to more than 56,000 special operations personnel.
After enlisting in the Army in 1982, Mr. Wilcox attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps in 1983. He served as a field artillery instructor, signal officer and Director for USSOCOM's C4 Systems. His commands include a signal battalion, a mission support squadron within in the Office of Military Support in Washington, D.C., and a signal brigade in Southwest Asia. He completed his active-duty career as the senior Army adviser for the State of Minnesota, retiring in 2009 with more than 27 years of service.