Theory Discussion

Theory Discussion

1st Lts. Alexis Harper (l) and Audra Morrow discuss the theory behind some of the course instruction in the Cyber School. Morrow joined the Cyber Branch following graduation from West Point. Harper, a former military intelligence enlisted member, joined the Cyber Branch through the voluntary transfer incentive program.
Network Programming

Network Programming

Spc. Steven Walters fixes his attention on his computer as he completes a network programming and scripting exercise at the Cyber School. Walters recently re-classed from Infantry to be a Cyber Operations Specialist.
Joint Training

Joint Training

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Seelbach, Capt. Stephen Willson and 2nd Lt. Aaditya Bhatia engage in network security training at the Cyber School. The trio are in the final weeks of the school's Cyber Common Technical Core course.
Settling In

Settling In

Maj. Esham Ahmed explains how he's becoming acquainted with Signal School curriculum as Capt. Mohamed Ghoneim looks on. The Egyptian military officers are students in the Signal Captains Career Course.
Network Knowledge

Network Knowledge

Staff Sgt. Jessica Barboza works on configuring her system network address as part of an assignment in the Signal School's Senior Leader Course. Barboza is assigned to the 2nd NATO Signal Battalion in Naples, Italy. (Photo by CCoE Public Affairs)
Team Training

Team Training

Capt. Seongbo Choi, Capt. Radinko Dujkovic of Bosnia-Heregovina, and 1st Lt. Saarland Kamar Shresstha team up to review the Military Decision-Making Process, a step by step process for military decision-making in both garrison and tactical environments. The trio are students in the Signal Captains Career Course. (Photo by CCoE Public Affairs)
Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge

Spc. Abraham Spalding (left) and Sgt. Cedric July of the Army's Cyber Protection Brigade set up equipment from a prototype defensive cyber operations deployment kit. The Soldiers are part of a team which has spent the last three days testing the equipment and providing feedback to the kit's developers at the CCoE's Cyber Battle Lab.
Cyber Quest Connections

Cyber Quest Connections

Lt. Col. Stephen Roberts, lead project officer for Cyber Quest '17, welcomes vendors to an initial planning meeting Feb. 14 at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Nearly 30 vendors will participate in the nearly three-week long experiment in June, which looks at identifying innovative signal, cyber, electronic warfare, and intelligence technologies. (Photo by CCoE Public Affairs)
Field Training

Field Training

Students in the Signal School's Radio Operator-Maintainer Course prepare to set up an OE-254 Antenna Group at a field training site at Fort Gordon. The students' training including performing a complete inventory of the equipment, connecting and erecting it, and properly packing it for storage.
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ANDERSON SAMUEL G II COL OFFICIAL ASU CYBER 20160801COL Sam Anderson

COL Sam Anderson assumed duties as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, GA on July 13, 2016. Prior to his current position, COL Anderson was the Garrison Commander at Fort Gordon.

COL Anderson graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1990 and was commissioned in the Signal Corps. He was first assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY, and later to the 10th Signal Battalion, 10th Mountain Division.

COL Anderson next commanded C Company, 369th Signal Battalion, 15th Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon. Following company command, he was the Battalion Signal Officer for 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Lewis, WA. He was then assigned as the S3 for the Joint Communications Unit at Fort Bragg, NC. He subsequently served as an S3 in the Office of Military Support and then as a signal squadron commander in U.S. Army Special Operations Command. In 2008, COL Anderson assumed command of the 112th Signal Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne). From 2010-2012, he commanded the Joint Communications Unit.

COL Anderson’s operational experience includes Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, service in Bosnia,and multiple tours in the CENTCOM area of operations in support of IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.

COL Anderson’s military education includes the Field Artillery Basic Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.

COL Anderson’s military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), and Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC). He has also been awarded the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Military Free Fall Badge, German Parachutist Badge, and Chilean Parachutist Badge. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Arts in Telecommunications Management from Webster University, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.

COL Anderson is married to the former Jana Yancey. They have two daughters, Greyson and Emma.