Lt. Gen. DeAnna Burt

Defense Leadership

Lt. Gen. DeAnna Burt is a senior officer in the United States Space Force, serving as the Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Operations, Cyber, and Nuclear. She’s responsible for the Space Force’s day-to-day operations, keeping its systems running, and overseeing its cyber and nuclear defense strategies. She’s a trailblazer, becoming the first female major general and second female general officer in the Space Force. Her career spans decades, with experience commanding various space squadrons and wings. She is a graduate of the prestigious Air Force Weapons School and holds a key leadership role in the nation’s space defense.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. Prior to joining Scoop News Group in early 2014, Billy embedded himself in Washington, DC's tech startup scene for a year as a tech reporter at InTheCapital, now known as DC Inno. After earning his degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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