John DeLaere, PMP, is the Lead for Cyber Systems Engineering. He has over 25 years experience planning, engineering, and operating a diverse spectrum of weapon and information systems that support our Nation’s defense.
John started his career as a 1991 Naval Academy graduate and was winged as a Naval Aviator in 1994. He spent the next 10 years as a strike fighter pilot and deployed multiple times on aircraft carriers to the Western Pacific, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf. During this time he also served as an FA-18 instructor pilot and air wing Landing Signal Officer. He entered the cyberspace operations mission area in 2005 when assigned to Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare as the Operational Plans Branch Chief working several national strategic and combatant command level operational planning initiatives. Following a deployment with Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa as the Effect Assessment Chief, he joined the Navy’s newly commissioned 10th Fleet where he led operational planning for cyberspace support to theater maritime objectives. After completing a 22 year Navy career, he is currently a systems engineer working to develop and deploy information systems.
John holds a B.S in Engineering from the US Naval Academy and a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College (CNCS). He enjoys spending time with his family and sports.