Colonel Zachary S. Warakomski is the Commander, 375th Communications Group, Scott AFB, Ill. He leads 938 personnel in two squadrons: the 375th Communications Support Squadron and the 375th Communications Squadron. He is responsible for providing U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, the Army’s Military Surface Deployment, and Distribution Command, 18th Air Force, the 618th Air Operations Center, three total force flying wings and 28 mission partners with innovative, cyberspace capabilities for their global reach missions. His personnel operate and defend a cyberspace hub supporting systems and infrastructure for the Department of Defense at over 200 sites around the world. The unit also develops mission-specific software to enhance mobility operations, monitors and maintains joint command and control systems and manages resources valued in excess of $2 billion dollars.
Colonel Warakomski entered the Air Force as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1998. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Director of the Cyberspace Operations – Integrated Planning Element at U.S. Transportation Command and as the U.S. Cyber Command Liaison Officer to USTRANSCOM. He provided direct support to the Combatant Command for cyberspace operational planning, integration, and coordination. Colonel Warakomski is a career cyberspace officer who has served in a variety of operational and staff assignments.