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Release No: 092-10
September 30, 2010

U.S. Army Cyber Command Assumption of Command Announced

            The Department of the Army announced today that Maj. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez will assume command of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) during a ceremony to be held at Fort Belvoir, Va., on Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. EDT.

            Army Cyber Command is the Army’s service component to U.S. Cyber Command, a sub-unified command under U.S. Strategic Command.  Army Cyber Command’s mission is to plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, direct, and conduct network operations and defense of all Army networks.  When directed, ARCYBER 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.

            Journalists interested in covering the ceremony should RSVP by 5 p.m. today by calling Jenifer Albert at 703-428-4695, jennifer.j.albert@us.army.mil; Bill Congo at 256-682-4816; or John Cummings at 256-679-7383.

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