COL Alston serves as the Director, J6 both in full-time and M-day capacity.
A native of Monroe, WI, COL Alston was commissioned in 1992 from ROTC at the UW-Madison. COL Alston joined the full-time force at JFHQ in 1999 as a network engineer. Subsequent positions included the network manager, information management branch chief, interim director, interim DPC manager and deputy J6 and is currently, Director, J6.
Prior to joining the full time force, COL Alston worked as a Certified Microsoft Trainer in a commercial training company. COL Alston and wife Amy, son Adam (3 yrs.) and daughter, Elizabeth (7 mos) live in Windsor, WI.