Brig. Gen. Robert A. “Randy” Huston is currently a senior advisor to Omnipoynt Solutions. General Huston was the Deputy Director of Operations and Cyber, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), Stuttgart, Germany. In this position, he supported the Director of Operations by providing oversight and direction to the Joint Operations Center, Current Operations, Future Operations, Information Operations, Counter‐Terrorism, Special Operations, and Exercises Divisions.
Before this assignment at AFRICOM, General Huston was the Commander, NATO Headquarters, Sarajevo, and Senior Military Representative to the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). In that capacity, he advised the BiH authorities on military aspects of security sector reform and commanded all NATO Forces operating in BiH.
General Huston received his commission in 1987 following graduation from the Air Force Officer Training School. He earned his pilot wings in March 1988 at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, and began his flying career as a C‐141 pilot at Charleston AFB, S.C. He previously served as the Air Force Reserve adviser to the Assistants to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard and Reserve Matters, was the U.S. Director of Logistics at the Bulgarian National Logistics Coordination Center, and was the Liaison to the French General Staff during operations in Mali.
He also commanded the 624th Regional Support Group, the 13th Air Expeditionary Wing – Cope Tiger, and Joint Task Force – South for President Obama’s visit to the African Continent. General Huston has a wide variety of combat and contingency experiences, which include deployments in support of operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Just Cause, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Juniper Micron.
General Huston also holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University, Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from College of Naval Warfare, Diplôme, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, and is a Senior Executive Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.