Fort Gordon, GA (WJBF) – The first and only Cyber Protection Brigade uncased their colors during a ceremony to announce their new home as Fort Gordon on Friday.
The uncasing of the colors, along with the patching ceremony, separate the U.S. Cyber Protection Brigade from the unit it was formally a part of, the 7th Cyber Mission Unit.
The men and women represent more than 800 soldiers and civilians whose mission is to keep the U.S. Army and the U.S. safe from terrorist threats in the cyber world. The Cyber Protection Brigade was started only 2 years ago and it completely unique to Fort Gordon.
“It’s really an important day for our Army. This is the Army’s first and only Cyber Protection Brigade,” said Commanding General of N.E.T.C.O.M. Major General John Morrison.
“Fort Gordon is going to be focal point and center piece for cyber space operations. So, it’s important for the Brigade to be located at Fort Gordon and also to begin a long history in cyber space operations.” Commander Cyber Protection Brigade Colonel Donald Bray told WJBF News Channel 6.
The Cyber Protection Brigade is made of up of 20 teams, with the best minds in the world. The unit plans to continue to evolve with the challenges in the ever-changing cyber space.