Joe Billingsley has served as the Director of Strategic Engagement (DoSE) at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC), also known as the nation's cyber war college, since summer 2018. He is the founder of the Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA), Adjunct Faculty at the George Washington University, Advisor of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), Fellow at the Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX), Special Advisor of the peer-reviewed journal "Military Cyber Affairs", and Adjunct Professor and Cyber Intelligence Advisor at the Institute of World Politics (IWP).
He is a former Army Strategist and Cyber Operations Officer. He has served in various executive and staff positions at each echelon from Platoon to General Staff, including a 15 month Surge deployment to Iraq as part of the 1st Armored Division, engagement activities in the former Warsaw Pact, and on the Mediterranean Sea aboard the USS Mount Whitney during the Arab Spring. He is a graduate of programs at the Naval War College, Army War College, Military Intelligence School, and Army School of Information Technology. He holds a BA in History from the University of Connecticut, MS in Cyber Systems and Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is pursuing a PhD in Information Sciences with a research focus of innovation adoption across social networks.