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Brig. Gen. Brian D. Vile

Cyber School Commandant

Brigadier General Brian Vile is the Army’s 5th Chief of Cyber and Commandant of the U.S. Army Cyber and Electromagnetic Warfare School headquartered in Fort Gordon, Georgia.
A native of Pennsylvania, Brigadier General Vile was commissioned in 1994 as an Infantry officer. Assignments include the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, instructing at the Infantry Officers Basic Course at Fort Benning, and the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington.
Subsequently selected as a telecommunications systems engineer, Brigadier General Vile served at United States Army Central Command at both Fort McPherson, Georgia and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Following assignment to the 160th Theater Strategic Signal Brigade, he established and served as Director of the Army’s first Regional Cyber Center. His subsequent assignment took him to the Army Staff in the Pentagon as part of the Chief Information Officer / G6 staff, where he helped modernize Army and Joint networks and managed the Army’s IT procurement portfolio.
In 2015, Brigadier General Vile became a plank holder in the Cyberwarfare branch. Following a U.S. Army War College Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, he served as Deputy Director of United States European Command’s Joint Cyber Center. Brigadier General Vile then commanded the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, which provides the Army’s offensive cyberspace operations forces and manages US Army Cyber Command’s cyber capability development efforts.
Prior to joining the Cyber & Electromagnetic Warfare School, Brigadier General Vile served as the G-3, Director of Operations, for U.S. Army Cyber Command. In this position, he synchronized,directed, and conducted operations and defense of the Army’s portion of the Department ofDefense Information Network in addition to leading information advantage efforts.
Brigadier General Vile’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Information Security from the Georgia Institute of Technology.