World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth presents Dr. Robert Latiff
World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth will present Dr. Robert Latiff, a retired U.S. Air Force major general who has a history with war and a eye on its future. When he retired from the Air Force in 2006, he was assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office, serving as Director for Advanced Systems and Technology and Deputy Director for Systems Engineering. He previously was Vice Commander, USAF Electronic Systems Center; Commander of the NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center; and Program Director for the Air Force E-8 JSTARS (Joint Surveillance and Attack) aircraft.
Dr. Latiff's military history includes service in the U.S. Army infantry and ordinance corps. He commanded an Army tactical nuclear weapons unit. He also was an assistant professor of Engineering at West Point. After transferring to the Air Force, he served on the staffs of U.S. Air Force Headquarters and the Secretary of the Air Force. He's a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal. At Notre Dame, Dr. Latiff earned a B.S. in Physics, a Master's of Science in Materials Science and his Ph.D. in Materials Science.
In civilian life, he is the author of Future War, an examination of the possibilities and responsibilities of the American military and the American citizens.