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CHIPS Articles: Army Cyber Command celebrates decade of service

Army Cyber Command celebrates decade of service
By Bill Roche - October 2, 2020
The command, which had been known as Army Forces Cyber since the original general order directing its creation was published in May 2010, reached its full operational capability on October 1 of that year and was designated as ARCYBER.

ARCYBER’s initial authorized complement of 561 personnel assigned to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Fort Meade, Maryland, has since grown into an Army Service Component Command that spans the globe. Today ARCYBER’s approximately 6,500 Soldiers and about 10,000 civilian employees and contractor personnel carry out a real-world, 24/7, 365-days-a-year duty in the information environment to support of Army and joint force multi-domain operations.

Their mission is to integrate and conduct cyberspace, electronic warfare and information operations to ensure decision dominance and freedom of action for friendly forces in and through the cyber domain and the information environment while denying the same to America's adversaries.

As ARCYBER celebrates its decade of service, it is completing a major milestone that is the result of plans and actions that have spanned most of the command's history -- its move to a new state-of-the-art headquarters facility at Fort Gordon, Georgia. That facility, dubbed Fortitude Hall, is bringing cyberspace operations, capability development, training and education together at one location and providing a focal point for command and control of operations conducted by ARCYBER’s staff and subordinate units.

U.S. Army Cyber Command integrates and conducts cyberspace, electronic warfare, and information operations, ensuring decision dominance and freedom of action for friendly forces in and through the cyber domain and the information environment, while denying the same to our adversaries.

Learn more about ARCYBER and its history and mission:

U.S. Army Cyber Command website: www.arcyber.army.mil/

The history of U.S. Army Cyber Command: www.arcyber.army.mil/Organization/History

Video: Establishment and history of U.S. Army Cyber Command: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enc7XkCt7Cs

Video: U.S. Army Cyber Command activation ceremony, Oct. 1, 2010: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuoGtIRR0qQ

Photo album: History of U.S. Army Cyber Command: www.flickr.com/photos/army-cyber/albums/72157716009164443

U.S. Army article: "Army establishes Army Cyber Command": www.army.mil/article/46012/army_establishes_army_cyber_command

U.S. Army article: "Army cyber conducts first change of command": www.army.mil/article/110596/army_cyber_conducts_first_change_of_command

U.S. Army article: The history and inactivation of 2nd Army: www.army.mil/article/185353/second_army_cases_colors_for_fourth_time

Article: U.S. Army Cyber Command dedicates new headquarters at Fort Gordon: www.army.mil/article/238784

Fact sheet: Fortitude Hall facts and background: www.arcyber.army.mil/Info/Fact-Sheets/Fact-Sheet-View-Page/Article/2332071/army-cyber-fact-sheet-fortitude-hall

U.S. Army Cyber Command information trifold: www.arcyber.army.mil/Portals/34/Fact%20Sheets/ARCYBER_trifold_2Sep2020.pdf?ver=2020-09-02-145513-243

U.S. Army Cyber Command on Twitter: twitter.com/ARCYBER
U.S. Army Cyber Command on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/10791785
U.S. Army Cyber Command on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/army-cyber

U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) marked its 10th anniversary on Oct. 1, 2020.
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