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STUTTGART CHAPTER CHAPTER - Oct 08, 2013
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General Discusses Worldwide Shifts

The chapterís October luncheon featured Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, director J-6 command, control, communications and computers/cyber, United States European Command (EUCOM). The general opened with a thought provoking video presentation of ďDid You Know?/Shift Happens,Ē highlighting shifts occurring worldwide. He shared the Supreme Allied Commander Europeís priorities, stating, "In terms of preserving strategic partnerships and sustaining trust in a post-ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] environment, anticipate an increase in requests for not only maneuver forces but also cyber forces." He discussed EUCOM and the U.S. Africa Commandís demonstrated ability to work together, establishing the Europe Joint Information Environment (JIE) as the first in the Defense Department to make the shift. His additional topics included: Joint Cyber Center threat vectors, posture and vulnerabilities; and joint exercises, specifically the success of the recent Combined Endeavor and the Mission Partner Environment (MPE). The general addressed current challenges, while stressing the need to take better care of personnel and for everyone to creatively work within fiscal reductions.

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Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, director J-6 command, control, communications and computers/cyber, United States European Command, discusses the Supreme Allied Commander Europeís priorities at the October luncheon.
Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, USA, director J-6 command, control, communications and computers/cyber, United States European Command, discusses the Supreme Allied Commander Europeís priorities at the October luncheon.
In October, Gen. Crawford discusses the Joint Cyber Center, joint exercises and current challenges, stressing that complacency is our greatest vulnerability and solving current problems is about ideas.
In October, Gen. Crawford discusses the Joint Cyber Center, joint exercises and current challenges, stressing that complacency is our greatest vulnerability and solving current problems is about ideas.
Roger Carpenter (l), chapter president, presents Gen. Crawford with a chapter coin and plaque to thank him for speaking at the chapterís October luncheon.
Roger Carpenter (l), chapter president, presents Gen. Crawford with a chapter coin and plaque to thank him for speaking at the chapterís October luncheon.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Wendy Manning
314-430-4255

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