Mr. Warren Ward
Director of Operations
Warren Ward joined LTRI in October 2020 as the Director of Operations. As a retired Air Force colonel, he has 25 years of active duty and 10 years USAF civil service experience.
Prior to joining LTRI, he served as the Chief, Architectures, Requirements and Futures Division in the Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center. As a B-52 pilot, his experience includes the first use of the Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile during a 35.4-hour sortie opening Operation Desert Storm 16-17 January 1991. On 1-3 August 1994, he commanded a B-52 which flew non-stop around the world in 47 hours.
He has served on the staff at United States Strategic Command, Headquarters Eighth Air Force, and Air Force Global Strike Command. Commanding a Basic Military Training squadron 2004-2006, his team trained more than 10,500 recruits to replenish USAF combat capability. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, an MS in Systems Science from Louisiana State University – Shreveport, an MS in Military Operational Arts and Science from Air Command and Staff College.
Additionally, he earned a graduate certificate in Information Assurance from Louisiana Tech University and a graduate certificate in Nuclear Weapons Effects, Policy, and Proliferation from the Air Force Institute of Technology.