Captain Omar J. Marrero-Olmeda
Lead System Engineer
U.S. Air Force
As Flight Commander and Lead System Engineer for the 7th Intel Squadron at Fort Meade, Captain Omar J. Marrero-Olmeda brings 10 years of experience to his role leading a diverse group of technical experts that develop and execute the Cyber Security Mission. This is one of the top technological missions in the military, and he’s tasked with ensuring that his team is delivering state of the art capabilities.
Captain Marrero-Olmeda has incorporated the first-ever joint requirements user system, a complete system re-engineering allowing capabilities to be developed and deployed in record time, while reducing expenses and resources in the process. In addition, he partnered with industry and introduced new technologies that quickly went from concept to prototype. He directs research and development working groups that have created technology and cost-sharing partnerships with other government agencies and foreign partners.
Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Captain Marrero-Olmeda worked in the music industry as a sound engineer and tour manager before joining the Air Force and completing his B.S. from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. After graduate school, he was assigned to Hanscom AFB, where he joined the Battle Management - Intel Systems Branch as a test engineer for the Integrated Broadcast Service.
Captain Marrero-Olmeda has earned many awards in his still young career, including the Dr. Paul G. Kaminski Most Promising System Engineer; Engineer of the Year for the Intel Branch; and two CGO of the Year Intel Branch awards.
-By Vinnie Longobardo