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Soldiers Discuss Need for Diversity in Cyber

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Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published December 10, 2021

The cyber security mission and field are both growing. But so is the talent gap. You’ll find different stories for those who join the army, especially when getting involved in cyber security.

For 2nd Lt. Samantha Rankin, it was a straight line to the field. “I just graduated from college in May so I will just be attending the cyber course and then also the electronic warfare qualification course.”

For 2nd Lt. Felicia Aguirre, it meant transition later in life. “I was twenty-six when I joined. I was an engineer before that. So, I studied aerospace engineering and I always wanted to do something in the military field.”

But one thing they share is perspective. Both recognize a gap in representation.

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