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New ARCYBER Commander Bio

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Lt. Gen. Maria B. Barrett assumed command of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) on May 3, 2022.

Barrett, a Massachusetts native, graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and was commissioned through the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps program as a second lieutenant in 1988.

Barrett’s previous assignments include duty as a Commanding General, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology command; Deputy Director (Current Operations) (J3), U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM); Deputy Commanding General; Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber, ARCYBER; Deputy Commander (Operations) for the Cyber National Mission Force, USCYBERCOM; Executive Officer to the Chief Information Officer/G-6, U.S. Army, Officer of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Chief Information Officer/Director (J-6), U.S. Southern Command, Doral, Fla.; Commander, 160th Signal Brigade, Third U.S. Army, OPERATION NEW DAWN/OPERATION ENDURING FREEEDOM, Kuwait; Commander, 307th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Director (J-3) , White House Communications Agency, Washington, D.C.; Operations Officer, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command (Theater), Camp Coiner, Republic of Korea; Chief, Strategic Operations, 1st Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command (Theater), Yongsan, Republic of Korea; Secretary to the General Staff and Aide-de-Camp to the commanding General, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, Ga.; Command, D Company, 16th Signal Battalion, 3rd Signal Brigade, lll Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Radio Officer, Networking Officer and Frequency Manager (G6), lll Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Operations Officer, 51st Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, V Corps, U.S. Army Europe and seventh Army, Germany; and Executive Officer and Platoon Leader, C Company, 26th Signal Battalion, 93d Signal Brigade, Vll Corps, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany and OPERATION DESERT SHIRLD/OPERATION DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia.

Barrett is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Information Systems Staff Officer Course, the Signal Officer Advanced Course, the Brigade and Below Signal Officer Course, and the Signal Officer Basic Course. She has also earned master’s degrees in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Eisenhower School), and in Telecommunications Management from Webster University.

Her awards and decoration include the Distinguished Service Medal at the NETCOM change of command; Defense Superior Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster); Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters); Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Parachutist Badge; Presidential Service Badge; and the U.S. Army Signal Regiment’s Bronze Order of Mercury.