William H. Russ, M.S.,B.S.
William (Bill) Russ is Vice President, Intelligence and Information Systems (ITS), Washington Operations for Raytheon Company.
is a principal point of focus with government and industry organizations and senior leaders for C31 and telecommunications policy, planning, and technology programs in the Washington area.
also provides leadership oversight of the C31 Directorate, which provides specialized technical, engineering and testing support to the Defense Agencies
, to include Joint Chiefs of Staff; Office of Secretary of Defense, White House, and other proprietary customers.
Russ currently serves on the Board of Directors of the AFCEA International and Washington Chapter of AFCEA; He is also a member of the Industry Executive Subcommittee of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).
Russ joined the Raytheon team after a 32-year career in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Major General.
His most recent assignments with the Army included positions as Commanding General of the United States Army Communications- Electronics Command and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey where he led approximately 10,000 personnel in world-wide life cycle support Army C4ISR systems, also was Head of Contracting Agency and led the growth in contract awards from $3.4 billion to $8 billion a year during his 3 year tour; prior to CECOM, he was Commanding General of the United States Army Signal Command at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where he led 13,800 personnel in providing the Army's portion of the Global Information Grid, while simultaneously providing cyber protection for Army networks around the world.
held a wide variety of additional command and staff position during his Army
Director, Programs, Plans and Architecture, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Command, Control, Communications and Computers, (G6) United States Army
, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 1st Signal Brigade, United States Forces, Korea; J6, US Forces Korea;Secretariat, Military ommunications-Electronics Board (MCEB), Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; Executive Assistant, J-6, Joint Staff; Washington, D.C.; Deputy, Chief nformation Office, Forces Command
, Fort McPherson, Georgia.
Commander, 43rd Signal Battalion 5th Signal Command, United States Army
Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Communications and Electronics Officer, United States Army
Joint Support Group- Joint Support Area, United States Forces, Korea.
Russ is a graduate of Florida A & M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics.
He is also a graduate of the United States Army War College and holds a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.