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Col. Reginald M Harris

Chief of Staff

U.S. Army Cyber Command

Col. Reginald Harris has served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), since July 2022.

Harris is a native of Weldon, N.C. He enlisted in the Army in 1992 as a Food Service Specialist (Military Occupational Specialty 94B) assigned to the 4th Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, U.S. Army Reserve, in Raleigh, N.C.

While on Army Reserve duty, he attended Elizabeth City State University, and upon graduation as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1996 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

During his career, Harris has served in a variety of leadership and staff positions as a Field Artillery Officer and an Information Systems (Functional Area 53/26) Officer.

As a Field Artillery officer, his assignments include Fire Support Officer (FSO), Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor at Fort Benning, Ga.; Fire Direction Officer for Alpha Battery and Battalion Fire Direction Officer, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, Fort Benning, Ga.; Division Artillery (DIVARTY) Training, Operations and Partnership Officer, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany; Battalion FSO, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, Baumholder, Germany; Battery Commander, Alpha Battery, 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, Baumholder, Germany; Adjutant and Operations Officer, Operations Group Bravo and Delta, Battle Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

As an Information Systems Officer, his assignments include Information Management and Assurance Chief, 14th Human Resource Support Center, 1st Theater Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Enterprise Services Division Chief, XVIII Airborne Corps G6, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Cyber Electromagnetic Assurance Branch Chief , U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager-Global Network Enterprise Division, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon, Ga. (redesignated Fort Eisenhower in October 2023); Detachment Chief, Cyber Protection Team 150, U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade (CPB), Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Gordon, Ga.; Battalion Commander, 1st Cyber Protection Battalion (Provisional), CPB, ARCYBER, Fort Gordon, Ga.; Deputy Chief of Cyber Programs, Integration, and Training Division, and Deputy Chief, Enterprise Integration Division, Headquarters Department of the Army Chief information Officer/G6, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Following his tour in the Pentagon, Harris attended Senior Service College at the Eisenhower Industrial College of the Armed Forces, focusing on National Resource Strategy.

Prior to assignment with ARCYBER, Harris served with U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) as the command’s J6 Engineer Division Chief as well as the Chief of Staff and Deputy J6. He culminated his tour with USCENTCOM as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations.

He has earned a bachelor degree in Business Administration and Management from Elizabeth City State University, and master’s degrees in Information Technology Management from Webster University and in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Information Systems Management Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education Course, the Joint Advanced Cyber Warfighter Course, and the Army Cyberspace Operations Planners Course. He also maintains Security +, Network +, Cyber Ethical Hacker, and Certified Network Defense Architect certifications.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with one silver and one bronze oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (one bronze star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (four bronze stars), Humanitarian Service Medal, and numerous unit and service medals and ribbons. He has also earned the Basic Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, Canadian Jump Badge, The Field Artillery Corps’ Order of Saint Barbara Artillery Medallion, the Signal Corps’ Bronze Order of Mercury Signal Medallion, and the Department of State Meritorious Award.

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