Gen. Lyman Moves to Cyber Operations
The U.S. Transportation Command director will take his cyberspace expertise to the Pentagon.
Next month, Brig. Gen. Robert Lyman (USAF) will become the assistant deputy chief of staff for Cyber Effects Operations, the AF A2/A6, at the Pentagon, the U.S. Transportation Command announced on Monday. Gen. Lyman is currently dual-hatted as the director for Command, Control, Communications, and the Cyber Systems Directorate, TCJ6, at the command.
As the TCJ6 director, Gen. Lyman led the planning, integration, operations and maintenance of the Transportation Command’s, or USTRANSCOM’s, command, control, communications and computing (C4) systems, as well as guiding cyberspace mission assurance.
The general also led the command’s Cybersecurity Service Provider team in securing, safeguarding and strengthening the command’s cyber networks, and the team was recognized by the National Security Agency, receiving the agency’s Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for Organizational Achievement last September.
While at USTRANSCOM in his previous dual-hatted position as the deputy director for Cyberspace Operations, Operations Directorate, TCJ3, Gen. Lyman created the Joint Fires and Coordination Cell, a cyber-focused effects team that integrates offensive and defensive cyber effects—a first for the command. He also led USTRANSCOM’s cyber mission assurance and cyber effects efforts for TCJ3.
In addition, under his leadership, TCJ6 initiated an Enterprise Data Environment prototype to migrate command information, systems and analytics into cloud-computing architecture.
“Leading the TCJ6 team the past two years has been both a rewarding and learning experience. For most of the two-year assignment, I’ve been focused on integrating cyber thinking into USTRANSCOM’s processes, functions, operations plans, and exercises,” the general said. “The command has made significant progress in this arena, particularly in incorporating cyber into exercises. We need to keep the momentum moving forward.”
As the command’s chief information officer, Gen. Lyman previously guided USTRANSCOM’s information technology investment strategy.