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Col. Robert “Bobby” Hutt is the 460th Operations Group Commander, 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. In true total force fashion, the 460 OG is comprised of active duty, reserve, Guard and members from three allied partners who operate the $16 billion Space-Based Infrared System to provide decisive first assessment of worldwide strategic and theater missile launches to Combatant Commanders, the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States. The five units of the 460 OG comprise a key element of U.S. Strategic Command's space and missile warning network providing continuous global surveillance, tracking, targeting, battlespace awareness and technical intelligence to unified commanders and combat forces worldwide.


Col Hutt received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1999.  He initially served as an ICBM crew member, instructor, and evaluator in the 12th Missile Squadron and 341st Operations Group at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.  Following his time in ICBM operations, Col Hutt served in the 76th Space Control Squadron as the Weapons and Tactics Flight Commander and then in the 21st Operations Support Squadron as the Assistant Operations Officer and Vault Chief.  Col Hutt then served as Branch Chief, Counterspace Current Operations, at Headquarters Air Force Space Command.  Following his time in Colorado, Col Hutt was assigned as the Chief of Space and Cyber Programs, Air Force Legislative Liaison, Secretary of the Air Force, Washington D.C..  Following his time in Legislative Liaison Col Hutt returned to Colorado as the commander of the 21st Operations Support Squadron. 


Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington DC. Col Hutt currently lives in Buckley AFB, CO with his wife Sarah, and three daughters, Elizabeth, Beatrice, and Naomi.   



1999      Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, CO

1999      Undergraduate Space and Missile Training, Vandenberg, AFB, CA

1999      Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

2000      ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg, AFB, CA

2004      United States Air Force Space Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, NV

2005      Principles of Space Control, Vandenberg AFB, CA

2005      Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2008      Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado-Denver, CO

2009      Air Command and Staff College, non-resident, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

2011      Master of Policy Management, Georgetown University, Washington DC

2016      Master of Science in National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington DC



1. Aug 99 – Jun 00:  Student, Undergraduate Space and Missile Training and ICBM Initial Qualification Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA

2. Jun 00 – Jun 02:  Deputy Crew Commander, Crew Commander, and Line Instructor, 12th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, MT

3. Jun 02 – Jul 04:  Evaluator and Senior Crew Evaluator, 341st Operations Group, Malmstrom AFB, MT

4. Jul 04 – Dec 04:  Student:  United States Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV

5. Jan 05 – Nov 07:  Weapons and Tactics Flight Commander, 76th Space Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

6. Nov 07 – Jun 09:  Assistant Operations Officer and Vault Chief, 21st Operations Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

7. Jun 09 – Jul 10:  Branch Chief, Counterspace Current Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO.

8. Jul 10 – Jul 11:  Student, Georgetown University, Washington DC. 

9. Jul 11 – Jun 13:  Chief of Space and Cyber Programs, Office of Air Force Legislative Liaison, Weapon Systems Division, Pentagon, Washington DC.

10.  Jul 13 – Jun 15:  Commander, 21st Operations Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO

11.  Jul 15 – Jun 16:  Student, National War College, Washington DC

12.  Jun 16 – Jun 18:  Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington DC. 

13. Jun 18 – Present: Commander, 460th Operations Group, Buckley AFB, CO.



Second Lieutenant                                       2 June 1999

First Lieutenant                                            2 June 2001

Captain                                                          2 June 2003

Major                                                             1 Dec 2008

Lieutenant Colonel                                      1 Nov 2012

Colonel                                                          1 May 2017


(Current as of July 2018)