Rhett Weddell

Rhett Weddell

Global Area Security Manager, Data Centers at Meta (Facebook)

Rhett has worked as a servant leader across platforms and around the world with his family accompanying him whenever possible. His 25+ year military career as a U.S. Army Military Police Officer, non-commissioned officer and commissioning through Officer Candidate School and retiring as the Commandant, Director of Emergency Service, senior law enforcement officer at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.  In this roll partnering with county, state and federal agencies including AZ Governor's task force, Department Homeland Security and Customs and Border patrol  His progression laid the foundation for Rhett of seeing things from the ground up and developing a “task deliverable empathy and mindset".

Rhett has worked most recently in the Data Center Security arena and developed an appreciation and Love for the cross functional, one-team approach to success in this environment. Similar to a military garrison, this “small town vibe” and shared success strategy is a key component to operating and securing this part of national Critical Infrastructure.  He has worked with Amazon Web Services and is currently with Meta (Facebook) Global Security Data Centers.

 Some highlights include nuclear weapons physical security; Senior Law Enforcement executive supporting Multi-national Operations including United Nations /Combined Forces Command, Eighth United States Army, Korea; Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps / North Atlantic Treaty Organization / Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. He and his family served overseas for 13 years not including deployments. Post retirement Rhett remained in uniform as the Executive Officer / Asst Professor of Military Science as faculty for Claremont McKenna Colleges.

Transitioning from the military Rhett worked in Crisis Planning and Emergency Management in Clark County Nevada then as a Program Manager for 10 years as a vendor delivering the gamut of Protective Services for the following Government agencies; NASA HQ, Ames, Goddard, and Langley; Securities and Exchange (SEC), Federal Trade (FTC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions (FERC); and National Parks Service (Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall), Nominative Assignments include the 57th Presidential Inaugural Committee, Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Fusion Center, Homeland Security Advisory Committee and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Rhett currently enjoys being an ally to transitioning Military, Law Enforcement and Government members seeing information about the private sector or corporate security environment. Never shys away from spirited conversations surrounding the future of Security, balancing contract guard force requirements, the content and rationale behind a request for proposal, what a good work culture includes and what it doesn't. 

Sessions
Securing Our Future: An Open Discussion of Security In The Data Center World
Tuesday, September 12 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Central Time (US & Canada)