Brig. Gen. Katherine E. Roberts was Director, Signals Intelligence Systems Acquisition, National Reconnaissance Office, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Chantilly, Va.
General Roberts entered the Air Force in 1977 through the ROTC program at Indiana University where she was a distinguished graduate. Her assignments include space operations, acquisition of space systems and staff work. She was a manned space flight engineer, the program manager of a major acquisition program (group equivalent), stood up a materiel wing, and has served on the staffs at major command and unified command headquarters, Joint Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense.
The general served as the Vice Director of Operations at U.S. Space Command and the Vice Director for Space Operations at the new U.S. Strategic Command for the run-up and execution of Operation Iraqi Freedom. General Roberts also served as the Commander, Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Wing at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the special assistant to the Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Chantilly, Va.