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U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second United States Army
US Army Cyber Command logo.png
Active 2010 – current
Country United States
Type Army Service Component Command
Role Cyber Operations
Part of U.S. Cyber Command
Garrison/HQ National Capitol Region
Nickname(s) Army Cyber/Second Army
Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon

U.S. Army Cyber Command (Army Cyber) is the Army service component command supporting U.S. Cyber Command. It was established on October 1, 2010. Its first commander was Lt. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez. As of September 3, 2014 (2014-09-03)[1] it is commanded by Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon.[2]

The numerical command for Army Cyber is Second Army.[3] The command is intended to be the Army's single point of contact for external organizations regarding cyberspace and Information Operations.[4]


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.[3][5]

Second Army is to be the Army's single point of contact regarding cyberspace. the command will provide reporting, assessments, recommendations, synchronization, and integration for cyberspace incidents, events, and operations. Second Army will focus the Army's execution of cyber research and development, product and combat development, as well as working with the Army Training and Doctrine Command and others to improve all aspects of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, and facilities for cyberspace.[4][6]


Army Cyber is the Army service component command supporting U.S. Cyber Command. The Army Cyber numerical command is Second Army.[3]

Subordinate Units

  • Army Network Enterprise Technology Command / 9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM/9thSC(A))
  • Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) will be under the operational control of Army Cyber for cyber-related actions.[7][8]
    • 1st Information Operations Command (Land) (1st IO CMD (L))[9]
      • 1st Battalion - Trains and deploys field support, vulnerability assessment, and OPSEC awareness teams.
      • 2nd Battalion - Conducts and coordinates Army computer network operations including regional computer emergency response teams.
    • 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber)


Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Cyber Command attend an Army Cyber Ball on October 22, 2011.

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).[7] The command was established on Oct.ober 1, 2010 with the name Army Cyber Command (Army Cyber), commanded by then-Maj. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez.[5][10][11][12] There are plans for the command to move to Fort Gordon, in Augusta, Georgia home of the service's Signal Center and Signal Corps.[13]

See also


  1. "Army Cyber Command hosts first change of command". Belvoir Eagle. 5 October 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  2. "Commander Biography". September 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 U.S. Army (25 October 2010). "Transforming LandWarNet: Implementing the Enterprise Strategy". Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 U.S. Army (2 Jul 2010). "ARFORCYBER Headquarters Stands Up in National Capital Region". Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 US Army (1 October 2010). "Army establishes Army Cyber Command". Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  6. C. Todd Lopez (2 June 2010). "Cyber command to unite network defense efforts". Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 US Department of Defense (24 May 2010). "DoD Release No. 420-10 Establishment of Army Forces Cyber Command". Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  8. Amber Corrin (9 December 2010). "Army CyberCom faces tough challenges getting started". Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  9. U.S. Army (9 Dec 2013). "1st Information Operations Command (Land)". Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  10. Belvoir Eagle (7 October 2010). "U.S. Army Cyber Command stands up at Belvoir". Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  11. Henry Kenyon (14 October 2010). "Army cyber unit guards computer networks". Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  12. Army Public Affairs (1 October 2010). "U.S. Army Cyber Command Assumption of Command Announced". Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  13. "Army Settles On Augusta For Cyber Forces Headquarters". 20 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

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