AFNIC welcomes new superintendent

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  • By Liz Stoeckmann
  • Air Force Network Integration Center
The Air Force Network Integration Center welcomes the new superintendent, Chief Master Sgt. Robert "Bob" Ehrhart, who joined the team May 14.

Ehrhart takes the reins from Chief Master Sgt. Terence "Terry" Anderson who is moving to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to be the Air Force Global Strike Command functional manager.

As the AFNIC Superintendent, Ehrhart advises the commander on issues affecting the center's more than 340 military, civilian and contract personnel. He is responsible to the commander for the professional development, military readiness and mission effectiveness of the enlisted Airmen.

Ehrhart comes to Scott AFB from Schriever AFB, Colo., where he served as the superintendent of the Space Innovation and Development Center.

"The role of the SIDC superintendent is very similar to the role of the AFNIC superintendent, so I feel right at home in my new position here," said Ehrhart.

Ehrhart originally hails from Lincoln, Neb., but spent most of his childhood in Altoona, Pa. He started his Air Force career in December of 1985 as a Communications and Information Systems Operator. In his 26 years as a communicator, he's served in an array of communications roles and assignments from base support to command level.

Ehrhart brings enthusiasm and energy to the AFNIC team.

"I can't think of a more exciting time to join the AFNIC team than right now," says Ehrhart. "Our current initiatives and the work going on across the center are phenomenal. I'm looking forward to watching things unfold, particularly as we grow our partnerships and raise awareness of the impact we have in the cyberspace domain."

Ehrhart said taking care of people is number one, and getting to know the AFNIC family is his top priority.

"Whether you're a uniformed service member, a civil servant, or a contract partner, I want to learn your role and how I can help support you," explains Ehrhart. "Though a large part of my time will be spent focusing on the internal side of AFNIC, I am excited to build the external relationships that will help support the entire team. These external relationships include partnering with organizations and leaders right here on Scott AFB, along with leaders at 24th Air Force and Headquarters Air Force Space Command."

"I will support the AFNIC mission by doing everything I can to take care of the most important ingredient, our people, the most talented, experienced and dedicated cyber professionals!"