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Spotlight on Women: LTG Maria Barrett, Commanding General, U.S. Army Cyber Command

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LTG Maria Barrett is one of the leading commanders in the United States Army, currently serving as the Commanding General of U.S. Army Cyber Command.

LTG Barrett was born in Massachusetts and received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University. From there, she was commissioned into the Army through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program in 1988. She later earned master’s degrees in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and Telecommunications Management from Webster University.

During her time in the Army, LTG Maria Barrett has served as commander at the company, battalion, brigade, and command level with assignments in the United States, Kuwait, The Republic of Korea, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. She previously served as Deputy Director of Current Operations, J-2, United States Cyber Command; Deputy Commanding General, Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber, ARCYBER; and Deputy Commander (Operations), Cyber National Mission Force, USCYBERCOM). LTG Barrett has also been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit; Bronze Start Medal, and many more.

LTG Maria Barrett is scheduled to share her knowledge next month at the Space & Defense Symposium, August 8-11th, 2022 in Huntsville, Alabama. She will be on the panel Triad: Cyber, Space, Special Operations along with LTG (Retired) Richard P. Formica, LTG Dan Karbler, LTG Jon Braga, and Air Cdre Mark Flewin.

To learn more about the Space & Defense Symposium or register to attend, go to We’ll see you there!



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