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Army Cyber Command Salutes Civilian Deputy as He Retires After 44-year Career


Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published February 24, 2023

As Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) Deputy to the Commanding General Ronald Pontius retires, hundreds of family members, friends and colleagues gathered in person and virtually to join in a ceremony saluting his 44 years of dedicated service to the U.S. Army and ARCYBER.

That four-decade-plus career included 27 years as an Army Signal Corps officer and 17 years as a federal civilian, the last eight-plus years with ARCYBER as a member of the federal Senior Executive Service. In a recent interview with Signal Magazine, he called those ARCYBER years the high point of his service. During his tenure with the command, he planned, coordinated, integrated, synchronized and supervised efforts supporting full-spectrum cyberspace operations; served as a senior advisor providing authoritative expertise on all aspects of Army Cyber operations, force structure and organizational concepts; and oversaw strategic planning and resourcing to enable Army cyber capabilities.

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