Brigadier General Bruce McClintock

Bruce McClintock is the CEO of Zenith Advisors Group, a full-spectrum consulting company for start-ups and government, and an adjunct policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.

He was a career military officer and completed three decades of service in the Air Force, retiring as a Brigadier General. He served as the senior defense official and defense attaché in the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia from 2014-2016. In this role, he advised the US Ambassador to Russia, multiple combatant commanders, members of the office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff. He also briefed and advised military and political leaders from numerous allied countries. In his final assignment in the military, McClintock was a special assistant to the commander of Air Force Space Command where he conducted an independent review of Air Force live, virtual, constructive training for space and cyber and advised the commander on other space topics.

His military service included assignments as a White House Fellow, an experimental test pilot, an A-10 pilot and weapons officer, and a military strategist. He has over 3,500 hours in 35 different aircraft.

McClintock holds an M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the University of Florida and an M.S. in airpower art and science, from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies.

Bruce currently conducts research and analysis of security challenges across political, military, diplomatic, cultural, and informational arenas for a broad range of U.S. government clients. His research focus is on space, cyber, innovation and national security. He has published on topics including SIGINT, information operations, Russia’s civil space program and cyber norms and policy.

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