Gaedecke to Become Electromagnetic Spectrum Czar After Spearheading Report

Brig. Gen. David Gaedecke has been chosen as the Air Force's new electromagnetic spectrum superiority director. Air Force photo.

Brig. Gen. David Gaedecke will be the Air Force’s new electromagnetic spectrum superiority director starting in August, a service spokesman confirmed July 17.

Gaedecke oversaw a yearlong enterprise review of the Air Force’s electronic warfare apparatus in 2018 that ultimately recommended such a position be created. Other main recommendations of the Enterprise Capability Collaboration Team review aimed to consolidate the Air Force’s many disparate spectrum dominance efforts into a single organization, and reinvigorate the “warrior ethos” in the Air Force for electronic warfare, which has atrophied since the service divested its dedicated stand-in electronic-warfare platforms more than 20 years ago.

Gaedecke currently serves as cyberspace operations and warfighter communication director within the Air Force’s headquarters-level intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance office.