Army Cyber Command: An Overview

I’m pretty excited to talk about the Army Cyber Command today.  Considering the importance of technology in today’s world, and how most things are web based, I think this unit has one of the most important missions in the Army (other than the Infantry).

Here are a few quick facts about the Army Cyber Command that I found online:

  • Part of/or known as 2nd Army
  • Ran by Active Duty Army
  • Established on October 1st, 2010
  • Acronym is ARCYBER
  • Headquarters in Fort Gordon, Georgia
  • As of 9 JAN 2014, it is commanded by LTG Edward Cardon

Mission Statement of Cyber Command

Army Cyber‘s mission is to plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, direct, and conduct network operations and defense of all Army networks. When directed, Second Army will conduct cyberspace operations in support of full spectrum operations to ensure U.S. and allied freedom of action in cyberspace, and to deny the same to adversaries.

What They Really Do

  • Secret squirrel type stuff on the internet
  • Defending the DoDIN
  • Provide support to combatant commanders for execution of their missions around the world,
  • Strengthen our nation’s ability to withstand and respond to cyber attack

Subordinate Units

  • 9th Army Signal Command
  • Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
  • 1st Operations Command (Land)
  • 780th MI Brigade (Cyber)

I’ve searched high and low for information on this unit all over the web and haven’t found much.  If you can find any resources that share more information about it, please contact me and I will update this page.

For anyone who loves the internet as much as I do, this would be an awesome career/unit to serve in.

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5 thoughts on “Army Cyber Command: An Overview”

  1. If you consider how many people freak out if they forget their cellphones at home then you see the growing trend of the importance of cyber anything. Consider the hacker group Anonymous who broke into large corporations and government databases to crash websites and steal data. Having a core group of internet protectors is imperative for our personal information, economy, technology, and government secrets. Like Candace said, warfighters and grunts will always be needed but with technology and how the world is plugged in – we need to keep our information secure. Here is a site that I just found http://www.army.mil/article/116564/Cyberspace_warriors_graduate_with_Army_s_newest_military_occupational_specialty/

  2. We have to keep up with technology. I am glad our Armed Forces are doing that too. War has become a matter of cyber war. If an enemy could attack our infrastructure with cyber viruses, they could hurt us terribly. These men and women work very hard on protecting us from attacks such as this. It is a very important part of our military. For anyone that is part of the cyber unit, thank you for protecting us.

  3. It’s looking like there are more and more opportunities for our electronically-minded people in America. I think this is a good thing, since the reality is, that is where our world is headed. We still need grunts and other warfighters, but to ignore this facet would be detrimental.

  4. Of course, you probably saw this website, but I thought it should be linked:

    http://www.arcyber.army.mil/

    If I were considering reenlisting in today’s Army, the U.S. Cyber Command would be one place where I would love to work.

    The old days of warfare with rifles, mortars, cannons, and tanks are past. These days warfare is becoming completely computers and cyber.

    I have considered writing a fictional book on this very subject. You may have just reinforced that thought. Thank you for the information.

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