Brig. Gen. William J. Hartman

Deputy Commanding General Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber

U.S. Army Cyber Command

Brigadier General Hartman assumed duty as the Deputy Commanding General, Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber (JFHQ-C), Army Cyber Command on August 1, 2017. The JFHQ-C provides cyberspace support to U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Northern Command. 


A native of Mobile, Alabama, Hartman entered active duty as a second lieutenant in the Infantry with assignments in the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Brigade S3 Air. During his tour there he deployed in support of Operation DESERT STORM. Later, he was assigned to the Southern European Task Force (SETAF) where he served as a Battalion S2, Brigade S2 and Company Commander where he provided intelligence support to Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations in Liberia, Albania and Zaire and contingency operations support to actions in the Balkans. Following that assignment, Hartman served as the S2 of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Hartman then deployed to Turkey as the Army Forces G2 in support of initial combat operations during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He later deployed to Iraq as the Battalion S3 of the 165th Military Intelligence Battalion conducting theater-wide Human Intelligence, Counterintelligence and Long Range Surveillance Operations. Hartman was then assigned as the Regimental S2 of the 75th Ranger Regiment during which he deployed multiple times as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force to Iraq in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Following these assignments, Hartman was selected to command the 524nd Military Intelligence Battalion forward stationed in the Republic of Korea providing theater-wide Human Intelligence and Counterintelligence support to Combined Forces Korea and Eighth United States Army. He later commanded the Joint Communications Integration Element (JCIE), US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) providing unique intelligence and communications support to USSOCOM units from its headquarters in the National Capital Region. While still commanding, he deployed to Afghanistan as the J2 of a Joint Special Operations Task Force in support of Operation FREEDOM SENTINEL. Later, Hartman assumed command of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Meade, MD which provided trained and certified Cyber Mission Forces to support US Cyber Command and Combatant Commanders’ cyberspace operational requirements. While there, he led the Army’s efforts to synchronize cyberspace operations with Corps and below maneuver units. In his most recent assignment he served as the G3, Army Cyber Command.


Hartman is a 1989 Distinguished Military Graduate and has served as an Infantryman, Military Intelligence Officer and a Cyberspace Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Alabama (1989) and Masters of Military Art and Science from the Air University (2002) and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (2008). His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Air Command and Staff College, School of Advance Military Science, Senior Service College Fellowship with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School.


Hartman’s personal decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf clusters, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf clusters. He is qualified to wear the Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Combat Action Badge. Brigadier General Hartman was designated as a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment in 2007.


Brigadier General Hartman and his wife have two children.



Last updated Oct. 4, 2018