Colonel Victor E. Norris, USAF
Joint Advanced Warfighting School
Colonel Victor “Vic” Norris is a Cyberspace Effects Operations Officer currently serving as the Chair of the Strategy Field of Study, Strategy Instructor, and Military Faculty at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS).
Col Norris previously served as the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Capability Assessment Team Lead in the Joint Staff J6. Col Norris attended Air War College (AWC) before his Joint Staff assignment. At AWC, his thesis, “Countering Unrestricted Warfare,” was awarded the Douhet-Mitchell award for “the best research paper that demonstrates extraordinary foresight or vision into future military requirements.” Previously, Col Norris served as the Corporate Branch Chief in the Headquarters Air Force “Engine Room.” He was responsible for defending the Air Force Program Objective Memorandum to Combatant Commands, Defense Agencies, and Congress.
Col Norris entered the United States Air Force after graduating from Azusa Pacific University in 2000 and was commissioned through the University of Southern California ROTC program. He has served in various positions at the squadron, Numbered Air Force, Major Command, Combatant Command, Headquarters Air Force, and Joint Staff levels, including commanding the 552 Air Control Networks Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base.
Col Norris has deployed as a combat communicator and advisor supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM along with multiple shorter deployments in support of special operations missions. Moreover, he has deployed as a joint planner supporting Operation INHERENT RESOLVE and Operation FREEDOM SENTINAL.
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