Major General Robert E. Wheeler, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Vice President/Senior Advisor

About Major General Robert E. Wheeler, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Maj. Gen. Robert E. Wheeler is a Vice President and senior advisor to Jones Group International, where he leads the firm’s work on cybersecurity and 5G initiatives.

Prior to joining Jones Group International, he was deputy chief information officer for networks at the U.S. Department of Defense. He is also a former Deputy Director for Nuclear Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. In this capacity, he was the principal adviser to the commander on issues pertaining to strategic deterrence and nuclear operations. He served as the command’s principal flag officer responsible for management and oversight of the nuclear enterprise. He also previously commanded the 509th Bomb wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, and the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, where he was responsible for providing B-2/B-52 aircraft, aircrews and associated support personnel and resources to conduct global bomber operational taskings.

Maj. Gen. Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a Master of Science in Aerospace Technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., among other certificates and recognitions.