U.S. Cyber Command

August 18, 2017
By George I. Seffers
Active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members participate in exercises sponsored by U.S. Cyber Command. On Friday, President Donald Trump elevated the command to a unified combatant command. Photo: Chief Petty Officer Dennis J. Herring, USN

After months of uncertainty, President Donald Trump announced today that he has elevated the U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command. In addition, Cyber Command ultimately may be separated from the National Security Agency (NSA).

“This new unified combatant command will strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our nation’s defense,” Trump said. “The elevation of United States Cyber Command demonstrates our increased resolve against cyberspace threats and will help reassure our allies and partners and deter our adversaries.”

July 27, 2017

Brig. Gen. Karl H. Gingrich, USA, has been assigned as director, capability and resource integration, J-8, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. 

September 13, 2016

Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

August 17, 2016

Col. Timothy D. Haugh, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as deputy commander, Joint Task Force ARES, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

July 28, 2016

Maj. Gen. George J. Franz III, USA, has been assigned as director of operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

July 25, 2016,

Rear Adm. Kevin J. Kovacich, USN, will be assigned as director, plans and policy, J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

April 22, 2016
By Robert K. Ackerman

Efforts to counter adversaries in cyberspace jointly continue apace in the U.S. military, but the changing nature of enemy activities may require new approaches by the services. Baseline cyber activities may need to be increased, while some actions will need to remain the purview of individual services.

A panel of cyber officials discussed the ramifications of such changes on the final day of the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium (DCOS) 2016, held April 20-22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

October 13, 2015

Col. Maria B. Barrett, USA, has been assigned as deputy commander, operations, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

July 31, 2015

Capt. Danelle M. Barrett, USN, has been selected for the rank of rear admiral and will be assigned as deputy director, operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. 

June 29, 2015

Brig. Gen. Kenneth D. Hubbard, USA, has been assigned as director, capability and resource integration, J-8, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

June 29, 2015

Maj. Gen. Joseph A. Brendler, USA, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

January 13, 2015

Sgt. Maj. David C. Redmond, USA, has been assigned as the command senior enlisted leader for United States Cyber Command and senior enlisted adviser for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

September 4, 2014

Maj. Gen. James K. McLaughlin, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

June 19, 2014

Brig. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, USA, has been assigned as commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Rear Adm. Michael M. Gilday, USN, will be assigned as director, operations, J-3, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN, has been nominated as commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service, Fort Meade, Maryland.

Maj. Gen. Gregg C. Potter, USA, has been assigned as director of plans and policy, J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

January 31, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

The task of protecting U.S. military cyber assets is increasing in complexity as new capabilities come to dominate communications and networking. Planners must implement security measures that do not hinder the new technologies introduced to the force.

That challenge was in a cyber fireside chat that opened the final day of AFCEA/USNI West 2013 in San Diego. Robert J. Carey, deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Defense Department, noted that one key tasking is to protect the mobile devices that now are proliferating in the force.

January 31, 2013
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. Cyber Command force is likely to increase to 14,000 people over the next few years as the command trains experts and disperses them where they will be needed, according to its deputy commander. Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, USMC, told the audience at a morning fireside chat beginning the last day of AFCEA/USNI West 2013 that the command already has an assigned force of 6,000 as it ramps up to carry out its dynamic mission.

Most of these Cyber Command personnel are being trained to serve in the field—in this case, various military settings. The command is building teams for combatant commanders who will have operational control over these cyber experts.

June 15, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper, USA, has been assigned director of Plans and Policy/J-5, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland.

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