LT COL Angie “pH” Waters


Lieutenant Colonel Angela “pH” Waters, representing the US Air Force, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2019–20 at the Hoover Institution.

Lieutenant Colonel Waters is a career cyberspace operator from Humboldt, Nebraska. She recently served as the executive officer to the commander, Air Force Special Operations Command. Prior to this tour, she commanded the 39th Information Operations Squadron, the Air Force’s schoolhouse for formal training in cyberspace operations. She has been a director of operations for a cyberspace operations squadron and has integrated weapons and tactics at the Numbered Air Force level. Lieutenant Colonel Waters was initial cadre for the Cyberspace Warfare Operations Weapons Instructor Course at the US Air Force Weapons School, integrating air, space, and cyberspace operations. 

She earned undergraduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2003. She holds graduate degrees in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, in computer assurance and information security from Dakota State University, and in military strategy from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.

As a fellow at Hoover, her research will focus on cyberspace security and national defense.

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