• Our History.

The Relationship between ARCYBER and Second Army has undergone several changes since the establishment of ARCYBER in 2010. From its establishment in October 2010 to March 2014, Army Cyber Command perpetuated the lineage and honors of the inactive Second United States Army, which traced its history to World War I.

Establishment of ARCYBER
2010
October 1
Activation ceremony for ARCYBER. Two soldiers unrolling the ARCYBER flag
October 1, 2010
U.S. ARMY CYBER COMMAND
Activates to focus on information operations and cyberspace; LTG Rhett A. Hernandez assumes command. Moves to Fort Gordon, Ga. in 2020.
February 2
2011
First Information Operations Command Logo
February 2, 2011
1ST Information Operations (IO) Command
Is operationally assigned to ARCYBER and administratively assigned to US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).
2011
October 1
Activation ceremony for 780th Military Intelligence Brigade
October 1, 2011
780TH Military Intelligence (MI) Brigade
Activates to conduct offensive cyberspace operations.
February 5
2013
Front cover of the Joint Publication 3-12
February 5, 2013
JOINT PUBLICATION 3-12
(Cyberspace Operations) Published.
2013
September 3
Change of Command ceremony, the passing of the flag
September 3, 2013
CHANGE OF COMMAND
LTG Rhett A. Hernandez relinquishes command to LTG Edward C. Cardon.
March 6
2014
Second Army logo
March 6, 2014
SECOND ARMY ACTIVATES
As a direct reporting unit of Army CIO/G-6 with Commander, ARCYBER, is dual-hatted as the Second Army Commander.
2014
March 28
Cyber Center of Excellence Headquarters sign
March 28, 2014
CYBER CENTER OF EXCELLENCE
Stands up, transitioning from the Signal Center of Excellence to Cyber Center of Excellence.
August 5
2014
Joint Force HQ-Cyber logo
August 5, 2014
JOINT FORCE HQ-CYBER
Activates to provide cyberspace support to U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Northern Command. Moves to Fort Gordon, Ga. in 2020.
2014
September 1
Army Cyber Branch logos & seals
September 1, 2014
ARMY CYBER BRANCH
The Army officially establishes the Cyber Branch as a basic branch.
September 5
2014
Soldiers hanging the Cyber Protection Brigade flag
September 5, 2014
CYBER PROTECTION BRIGADE
Activates to provide high-end, cyber defense of the Department of Defense's critical networks.
2014
October 8
Ribbon cutting ceremony for Army Cyber Institute
October 8, 2014
ARMY CYBER INSTITUTE
Opens to conduct high-quality research on the Army's most critical cyber-related challenges & to promote information exchange across the cyber enterprise.
September 3
2016
Soldiers and civilians in hard-hats shoveling dirt at ceremony
September 3, 2016
FORTITUDE HALL
Official groundbreaking ceremony.
2016
October 14
LTG Paul Nakasone speaking at podium
October 14, 2016
CHANGE OF COMMAND
LTG Edward C. Cardon relinquishes command to LTG Paul M. Nakasone.
April 4
2017
Soldiers rolling up the Second Army flag
April 4, 2017
SECOND ARMY INACTIVATES
For the fourth time in its nearly 100-year history.
2017
April 11
Front cover of the FM 3-12 book
April 11, 2017
FM 3-12 PUBLISHED
Cyberspace & Electromagnetic Warfare (CEMA) integrates cyberspace & EW effects into Army operations.
August 18
2017
Soldier holding a chrome sledge hammer
August 18, 2017
U.S. ARMY RESERVE CYBER PROTECTION BRIGADE
Activates to provide trained & ready CPTs to conduct cyberspace operations from home station or on location.
2017
September 28
One soldier applying badge on the arm of another soldier
September 28, 2017
91ST CYBER BRIGADE
Activates; provides training & readiness oversight for their units, as well as operational command & control when needed.
May 11
2018
Change of COmmand ceremony handing over the ARCYBER flag
May 11, 2018
CHANGE OF COMMAND
LTG Paul M. Nakasone relinquishes command to LTG Stephen G. Fogarty.
2018
August 15
Large group of soldiers posing on bleachers at attention
August 15, 2018
TASK FORCE ECHO 1
Marks the official transfer of authority to the Army Reserve & National Guard.
June 6
2019
Two soldiers working on a laptop out in the field
June 6, 2019
915TH CYBERSPACE WARFARE BATTALION
Activates to conduct operations to deny, degrade, disrupt, destroy & manipulate cyberspace effects for Army maneuver commanders.
2020
September 3
LTG Forgarty unrolling the ARCYBER flag with another soldier
September 3, 2020
FORTITUDE HALL DEDICATION
Brings key ARCYBER elements together under the same roof for the first time since the organization's birth.
October 5
2021
Soldier speaking at a podium with flags behind him
October 5, 2021
1ST Information Operations Command
Falls fully under ARCYBER for both administration & operational control.
2021
October 20
Soldiers on a stage holding the 60th OCO Signal Battalion flag
October 20, 2021
60TH Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO) SIGNAL BATTALION
Activates to support & defend the Army's critical network & assure dominance in the information dimension.
February 23
2022
Four soldiers standing in front of flags
February 23, 2022
CYBER MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GROUP (CMIG)
Is to direct, synchronize and coordinate intelligence support to information advantage, cyberspace, information operations and electronic warfare operations.
2022
May 3
Change of Command ceremony. LTG Forgarty shakes LTG Barrett's hand
May 3, 2022
CHANGE OF COMMAND
LTG Stephen G. Fogarty relinquishes command to LTG Maria B. Barrett.

Within its first year as an operational command, Army Cyber Command accomplished nine major objectives that included:

  1. Integration with USCYBERCOM and Service cyber components
  2. Operational focus with unprecedented unity of effort in operating and defending all Army networks
  3. Significant contribution to operational cyber planning
  4. Increased full spectrum capacity and capability
  5. Continued focus on enterprise capabilities
  6. Integrated cyberspace operations in major combatant command exercises
  7. Establishment of an Army Cyberspace Proponent Office
  8. Aggressively developed cyberspace requirements
  9. Produced draft “Army Cyber 2020” Strategic Plan