HBS Partner Robert L. Shannon, Jr. was selected as the A-2 (Intelligence), Assistant to the Director of the Air National Guard. In this capacity he serves as an advisor to the Director, Air National Guard on Air National Guard Intelligence issues and acts as a liaison between the Air National Guard and Air Force on matters pertaining to Air National Guard A-2. General Shannon will also serve as Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA).  As Assistant to the AFISRA Commander, he is responsible for advising the Commander and his staff on all issues impacting the Air National Guard and provides administrative oversight of assigned Air National Guard personnel.  He ensures requirements and coordination for the Air National Guard and the Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency gained Air National Guard units are included in the planning, programming and execution phases of the mission elements. General Shannon has been with Hall Booth Smith for over 20 years and is the practice group leader for International Trade and Government Contracting.