U.S. Army Cyber Command
Active1 October 2010 – present
(12 years, 11 months)
Country United States
Branch United States Army
TypeArmy Service Component Command
RoleCyber operations
Part of U.S. Cyber Command
Garrison/HQFort Gordon, Georgia
Commanding GeneralLTG Maria B. Barrett[1]
Deputy Commanding General (Operations)Vacant
Command Sergeant MajorCSM Jack Nichols[2]
Distinctive unit insignia

U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) conducts information dominance and cyberspace operations as the Army service component command of United States Cyber Command.[3][4]

The command was established on 1 October 2010 and was intended to be the Army's single point of contact for external organizations regarding information operations and cyberspace.[5][6]


United States Army Cyber Command directs and conducts integrated electronic warfare, information and cyberspace operations as authorized, or directed, to ensure freedom of action in and through cyberspace and the information environment, and to deny the same to its adversaries.


Army Cyber is the Army service component command supporting U.S. Cyber Command.

All 41 of the Active Army's cyber mission force teams reached full operational capability (FOC) by September 2017.[7] The cyber mission force teams are composed of a defensive component, denoted cyber protection teams (CPTs), and an offensive component. In addition, 21 CPTs are being readied in the Reserve component.[7] Initial operational capability (IOC) for some of the cyber protection teams was attained as early as 2014 during DoD missions.[7]

Subordinate units, Cyber

Main article: List of cyber warfare forces


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley receives a briefing from a cyber soldier at the Fort Irwin National Training Center.

The Army achieved an initial cyber operating capability in October 2009 by employing the Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) supported by NETCOM/9thSC(A), 1st IO CMD (L) and INSCOM. The command was originally announced to be named Army Forces Cyber Command (ARFORCYBER).[8] The command was established on 1 October 2010 with the name Army Cyber Command (Army Cyber), commanded by then-Maj. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez.[12][13][14][15] There are plans for the command to move to Fort Gordon, in Augusta, Georgia home of the United States Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Cyber Corps and Signal Corps.[16]

List of commanding generals

No. Commanding General Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
Rhett A. Hernandez
Lieutenant General
Rhett A. Hernandez
(born 1953)
1 October 20103 September 20132 years, 337 days
Edward C. Cardon
Lieutenant General
Edward C. Cardon
(born 1960)
3 September 201314 October 20163 years, 41 days
Paul M. Nakasone
Lieutenant General
Paul M. Nakasone
(born 1963)
14 October 201611 May 20181 year, 209 days
Stephen Fogarty
Lieutenant General
Stephen Fogarty
11 May 20183 May 20223 years, 357 days
Maria Barrett
Lieutenant General
Maria Barrett
3 May 2022Incumbent1 year, 124 days

See also


  1. ^ "Lt. Gen. Maria B. Barrett". Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  2. ^ "Command Sgt. Maj. Jack Nichols". U.S. Army Cyber Command. Retrieved 24 April 2023.
  3. ^ Cybercom Chief Discusses Importance of Cyber Operations
  4. ^ The official regulation, General Order (DA GO 2016-11) was signed by the Secretary of the Army and dated 11 July 2016: Army Announces ARCYBER as an ASCC
  5. ^ U.S. Army (2 July 2010). "ARFORCYBER Headquarters Stands Up in National Capital Region". army.mil. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  6. ^ "HQDA General Orders No. 2014-02" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 November 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Active Army cyber teams fully operational a year-plus ahead of schedule (2 November 2017)
  8. ^ a b US Department of Defense (24 May 2010). "DoD Release No. 420-10 Establishment of Army Forces Cyber Command". defense.gov. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  9. ^ Amber Corrin (9 December 2010). "Army CyberCom faces tough challenges getting started". defensesystems.com. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  10. ^ U.S. Army (9 December 2013). "1st Information Operations Command (Land)". inscom.army.mil. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  11. ^ William Roche (18 March 2022) Unique signal battalion joins ranks of Army Cyber Protection Brigade
  12. ^ US Army (1 October 2010). "Army establishes Army Cyber Command". army.mil. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  13. ^ Belvoir Eagle (7 October 2010). "U.S. Army Cyber Command stands up at Belvoir". belvoireagle.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  14. ^ Henry Kenyon (14 October 2010). "Army cyber unit guards computer networks". defensesystems.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  15. ^ Army Public Affairs (1 October 2010). "U.S. Army Cyber Command Assumption of Command Announced". defense.gov. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  16. ^ "Army Settles on Augusta For Cyber Forces Headquarters". nextgov.com. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.