Black Hills appoints Robert P. Otto to board
Mr. Otto has more than 20 years of experience in military leadership roles, most recently as the deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the Air Force.
As the Air Force's senior-most intelligence officer, Mr. Otto was directly responsible for policy planning, evaluation, oversight and leadership of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
In his previous role as Director of Air Force intelligence, Mr. Otto led a 27,000 person enterprise and guided the Air Force intelligence budget, effectively restructuring Air Force airborne intelligence capabilities and advancing intelligence analysis to support world-wide operations.
Throughout the course of his distinguished career, he has served in several other key leadership roles, including as a squadron, group, wing and agency commander.
Mr. Otto was commissioned in 1982 after graduating from the Air Force Academy. He holds a bachelor's degree in international affairs and American politics, a master's degree in military art and science, and a master's degree in national security strategies.
Mr. Otto's retirement from the Air Force will be effective December 31, 2016.