Bob Giesler Joins BlackHorse Board of Advisors

March 2, 2020 - 5 min read

By BlackHorse Solutions, Inc.

BlackHorse Solutions is excited to welcome Bob Giesler to our Board of Advisors. Bob is an experienced leader who has developed strategies and solutions across the cyber and information operations domain for more than 25 years. We are honored to have him in our corner, helping to shape and guide our strategy, growth and support to customers.

About Bob

Bob most recently served until December 2019 as the Director of Strategy Coordination at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). In this role, he was the DoD lead for an interagency program designed to develop common strategies and activities against key national priorities. He served as the Chief of Strategy and Plans at the DoD Strategic Capabilities Office between 2012 and 2016. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development of capabilities to enhance deterrence, crisis management, and warfighting with emphasis on cyber, SOF, and information operations solutions. Bob first retired from the Senior Executive Service in 2007 after serving as the Director, Information Operations and Strategic Studies in OSD as well as standing up and serving as the first Director of the Defense Technology Analysis Office, a DoD Field Operating Activity.

Bob was born in Denver, CO in August 1954. He is a retired Army Officer, including tours in the Infantry, as an Army Counter-Intelligence Agent, a clandestine HUMINT operations officer, and a strategic planner. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Defense Intelligence College Post-Graduate Intelligence Program. Among his awards are: The Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with Bob for over 20 years; I’m thrilled he has agreed to join our Advisory Board.”

Mike Kushin President and CEO, BlackHorse Solutions

The advisory board serves a critical function for BlackHorse as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities. Each Advisor brings significant expertise in our industry that spans across national security, cybersecurity, cyberspace policy, intelligence and operations, and business. Other members of our Board of Advisors include:

  • John Mulholland – Lieutenant General US Army (R)
  • Craig Nixon – Brigadier General US Army (R)
  • Frank Cilluffo – Director, Auburn University McCrary Institute for Cyber & Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Melissa Hathaway – President, Hathaway Global Strategies
  • Dr. Scott Goldstein – Major General, Mobilization Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force

BlackHorse is a Small Business focused on securing the nation by understanding, exploiting and defending the information environment for our customers. Headquartered in Herndon, VA -- with offices in Tampa, FL, Denver, CO, Fayetteville, NC and the United Kingdom -- we support our Nation’s most pressing National Security needs through contracts with the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and other Government agencies. BlackHorse has openings in some of the most exciting areas of National Security, which can be found at We can also be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; follow us!