United States Army Cyber Command

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U.S. Army Cyber Command
US Army Cyber Command SSI.png
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of U.S. Army Cyber Command
Active 1 October 2010 –present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Advanced Persistent Threat Unit
Role Cyber Operations
Part of Seal of the United States Cyber Command.png U.S. Cyber Command
Garrison/HQ Fort Gordon, Georgia
Nickname(s) ARCYBER
Website www.army.mil/armycyber/
Lieutenant General Paul M. Nakasone
U.S. Army Cyber Command Distinctive Unit Insignia US Army Cyber Command DUI.png

U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) is the Army service component command[1] supporting U.S. Cyber Command, for information dominance [2] of cyberspace operations. 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] The single point of contact is accomplished by dual-hatting the single commander for Cyber Command and Second Army.[5] ARCYBER was established on 1 October 2010. Its first commander was Lt. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez. As of October 14, 2016 it is commanded by Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone.[6]


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][7]

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][8]


Army Cyber is the Army service component command supporting U.S. Cyber Command. The commander of Army Cyber is also dual-hatted as Commander, Second U.S. Army.[3][9]

Subordinate Units, Cyber[edit]

  • Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) will be under the operational control of Army Cyber for cyber-related actions.[10][11]
    • 1st Information Operations Command (Land) (1st IO CMD (L))[12]
      • 1st Battalion - Trains and deploys field support, vulnerability assessment, and OPSEC awareness teams.
      • 2d Battalion - Conducts Army Cyber Opposing Force Operations at military training centers worldwide.
    • 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber)

Subordinate Units, Second Army[edit]

  • Army Network Enterprise Technology Command / 9th Army Signal Command (NETCOM/9thSC(A)), a direct reporting unit of Second Army, dotted line to the CIO/G-6.


LTG Rhett Hernandez (former ARCYBER commander) poses with a US Army officer during the 1st Army Cyber Ball on 22 October 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).[10] 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.[7][13][14][15] There are plans for the command to move to Fort Gordon, in Augusta, Georgia home of the service's Signal Center and Signal Corps.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ Cybercom Chief Discusses Importance of Cyber Operations
  3. ^ a b c U.S. Army (25 October 2010). "Transforming LandWarNet: Implementing the Enterprise Strategy" (PDF). ausa.org. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  4. ^ a b U.S. Army (2 Jul 2010). "ARFORCYBER Headquarters Stands Up in National Capital Region". army.mil. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "HQDA General Orders No. 2014-02" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "Commanding General". Arcyber.army.mil. October 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  7. ^ a b US Army (1 October 2010). "Army establishes Army Cyber Command". army.mil. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  8. ^ C. Todd Lopez (2 June 2010). "Cyber command to unite network defense efforts". army.mil. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  9. ^ The Relationship of U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army, U.S. Army Cyber Command Homepage, last accessed 12 January 2015
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ Amber Corrin (9 December 2010). "Army CyberCom faces tough challenges getting started". defensesystems.com. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  12. ^ U.S. Army (9 Dec 2013). "1st Information Operations Command (Land)". inscom.army.mil. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  13. ^ Belvoir Eagle (7 October 2010). "U.S. Army Cyber Command stands up at Belvoir". belvoireagle.com. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  14. ^ Henry Kenyon (14 October 2010). "Army cyber unit guards computer networks". defensesystems.com. 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. 

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