Brigadier General Adam C. Volant is a native of Illinois who enlisted in the Army in 1981, initially serving as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew chief in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Following that service, at the rank of sergeant, Volant began his Reserve Officer Training Corps education at the Virginia Military Institute. In May 1988 he graduated VMI as distinguished military graduate and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps.
Following service with the 3rd Armored Division in Germany and the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., Volant left active duty to pursue a private sector career, and was later appointed in the Army National Guard.
He has held numerous command and staff positions, including Signal Officer, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery, Germany; Systems Integration Officer, 501st Signal Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Brigade Signal Officer, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Battalion Signal Officer, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry, Winchester, Va.; Division Artillery Signal Officer, 29th Infantry Division, Sandston, Va.; Signal Officer, Task Force Omaha, Fort Myer, Va.; Operations Officer, Information Operations Support Center, 91st Troop Command, Manassas, Va.; Executive Officer, Information Operations Support Center, 91st Troop Command, Fairfax, Va.;
Commander, Virginia Data Processing Unit, 91st Troop Command, Fairfax, Va.; Information Operations Officer, 29th Infantry Division, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Commander, Information Operations Support Center, 91st Troop Command, Fairfax, Va.; and Commander, Task Force Echo, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Meade, Md. Prior to his current assignment with ARCYBER, he served as Commander, 91st Cyber Brigade, Bowling Green, Va.
His deployed and operational assignments include service in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Noble Eagle, and as commander of Task Force Echo in support of U.S. Cyber Command.
Volant has earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the Virginia Military Institute, and master’s degrees in Organization and Management from Capella University and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
His military education includes the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Tactical Signal Operations Course; the Combined Arms Services and Staff School; the Army Revised Battlefield Electronic COMSEC System course; the Command and General Staff College; the FA30 Information Operations Qualification Course; the Security+ (Sec+) course; the Certified Ethical Hacker course; the U.S. Army War College; the DHS Indications and Warnings course; and the Joint Cyber Operations Planner Course.
Volant’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; the Legion of Merit; the Meritorious Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters); the Joint Service Achievement Medal; the Army Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters); the Army Achievement Medal (with two oak leaf clusters); the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with six oak leaf clusters); the Southwest Asia Service Ribbon (with three stars); the Global War on Terror Service Medal; the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait); the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia); the National Defense Service Ribbon (with star); the Armed Forces Reserve Medal; the Good Conduct Medal; the Overseas Service Ribbon; the Army Service Ribbon; the Virginia Bronze Star Medal; the Aircraft Crewmember Badge; the Basic Parachutist Badge; and the Air Assault Badge.
Last Updated: December 10, 2019