Governor Visits

Governor Visits

Gov. Nathan Deal speaks to reporters Jan. 24th following his visit to the CCoE and Fort Gordon. Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visited the installation to learn more about the critical military work performed here.
Telephone Service

Telephone Service

Instructor Staff Sgt. David Willis shows PFC Ryan Byers how to properly operate an AN/PRC-150 Harris radio. Byers is training to be a 25C Radio Operator-Maintainer at the Army Signal School.
Leader Development

Leader Development

First Lieutenants Craig Wike (left) and David Choe discuss a project during an officer leadership class. Wike and Choe are students in the Army Cyber School's Cyber Captains Career Course.
Maintenance Instructor

Maintenance Instructor

Instructor Steven Joubert explains the proper operation of a radio terminal to Soldiers attending the CCoE's Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer Course. Students in the 15-week course also learn how to perform maintenance on a number of security devices and power generators.
School's Back in Session

School's Back in Session

Sgt. Andrew Been, a student in the Nodal Network Operator and Maintainer Course, works to establish a connection to a combat network radio. Been and other CCoE students returned to school January 4 following the holiday break.
Cyber First

Cyber First

Cyber Operations Technician CWO5 Paul Gross finishes his first week of work of the new year at the U.S. Army Cyber School. In late December, Gross became the first 170A chief warrant officer promoted to the rank of CWO5.
Network know-how

Network know-how

Students talk about a scenario while participating in Cyber Common Technical Core training at the U.S. Army Cyber School. The training at the CCoE and Fort Gordon prepares the students to help defend communications networks.
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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.