Eduardo Monarez is a strategic adviser in the National Security Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Prior to joining PNNL, he held several senior leadership positions within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community where he was responsible for creating and leading innovation in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and cyber operations. He remains a trusted adviser to civilian and military executives, providing recommendations on programs, technologies, and operations to assess and mitigate cybersecurity risks. 

Monarez’s previous experience includes twenty-seven years of command and staff-level leadership where he oversaw thousands of personnel with responsibility in military operations and the cumulative direct oversight of billions of dollars in resources. Most recently, Monarez served as the director for intelligence for the Cyber National Mission Force and deputy director for Intelligence Requirements, Capabilities, and Resources within U.S. Cyber Command. His experience in multiple combat deployments and assignments at a Foreign Area Office provides a unique perspective on what is possible in the field. In addition, he contributed to various national-level policy and operational decision-making bodies, including the National Security Council and the Defense Science Board.

Monarez has a Bachelor of Science in political science from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University, and a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University. He is also a qualified linguist in Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese.

Disciplines and Skills

  • Command and Control
  • Cyber Operations
  • Defense Policy
  • Defense Sector
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Intelligence Collection
  • Intelligence Community
  • Intelligence Operations


Master of Science, Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University

Bachelor of Science, Political Science, United States Air Force Academy