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Todd Raines, MS

Professor of Practice

Todd “Rhino” Raines is a senior Air Force civilian with expertise in planning and executing cyber operations. His first career was in conventional warfare — before diving into cyber warfare, he retired as a Lt Col from the Air Force with over 3,000 hours in F-4, F-15, and F-16 fighter aircraft. He currently serves as Advisor to the Director of Operations (J3) at US Cyber Command.

Rhino has a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy and a Master of Science degree in Cyber Security from National University. He previously flew airliners for United Airlines. Aside from multiple overseas deployments for DoD as an Air Force fighter pilot, he has twice deployed to Afghanistan as a DoD civilian in cyber warfare roles. He enjoys teaching cyber as an Adjunct because it helps keep him sharp for his day job and because adult learners are just fun to teach.


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