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Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

NETCOM leads global operations for the Army's portion of the DODIN, ensuring freedom of action in cyberspace while denying the same to our adversaries.

Vision Statement

Our Army's varsity communicators, conducting decisive cyberspace operations in support of Unified Action.

Command Group

Commanding General, NETCOM

Major General Maria B. Barrett

Major General Maria B. Barrett, a Massachusetts native, graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and was commissioned through the Army ROTC program as a Second Lieutenant in 1988.

MG Barrett’s previous assignments include: Deputy Director of Current Operations, J-3, United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), Deputy Commanding General for the Joint Force (Headquarters—Cyber (JFHQ-C) with United States Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), and Deputy Commander (Operations) for Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), USCYBERCOM.

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Command Sergeant Major, NETCOM

Command Sergeant Major Jason D. McCoy

Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Jason D. McCoy enlisted in the Army on 12 November 1999, completing Basic Training at Fort Benning, Georgia and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, Georgia where he received the Military Occupational Specialty of 25B, Information Systems Analyst.

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Deputy to the Commander/Senior Technical Director/Chief Engineer, NETCOM

Mr. Patrick C. Dedham

Mr. Patrick Dedham serves as the Deputy to the Commanding General U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. Mr. Dedham manages and provides strategic direction for NETCOM activities to lead global operations for the Army's portion of the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) and to ensure freedom of action in cyberspace while denying the same to our adversaries.

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Deputy Commanding Officer - Operations, NETCOM

Colonel Scott Bird

COL Scott Bird was commissioned into the Signal Corps as a Second Lieutenant in 1993 upon graduating from Monmouth College in Monmouth Illinois. After completion of the Signal Officer’s Basic Course he was assigned to 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There he served in the 327th Signal Battalion (Airborne) as a Platoon Leader for a Single Channel Radio, a Mobil Subscriber Equipment Node Center Platoon, and a Tri-Tac Node and Message Switch Platoon, and as the Battalion’s Assistant Operations Officer. While at Fort Bragg, COL Bird also deployed to Bosnia as the Signal Officer for the 229th Attack Aviation Regiment (Airborne) as part of Operation JOINT GUARD.

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Command Chief Warrant Officer, NETCOM

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Deshawn L. Bell

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Deshawn L. Bell joined the HQ, NETCOM staff as the Command Chief Warrant Officer on 11 June 2021. He serves as the Senior Network Operations Technician and a principal advisor to NETCOM on all ongoing and emerging network and information services efforts within DoD and DA. He advises on efforts that impact the installation, operation, maintenance, and defense of the Army’s portion of the DoDIN. He most recently served as the Senior Technology Advisor, USARPAC G6, Fort Shafter, HI, where he was the primary technical advisor on all network and systems matters, especially as it related to strategic-to-tactical systems integration within US Army Pacific (USARPAC) Theater. Prior to USARPAC, CW5 Bell served as the Signal Regiment’s fifth Regimental Chief Warrant Officer (RCWO), Signal Regimental HQ’s, Fort Gordon, GA. He served as the Senior Warrant Officer Advisor to the Chief of Signal on the improvement and management of the eight proponency life-cycle functions impacting Signal Warrant officers across all three US Army COMPOs

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Chief of Staff, NETCOM

Colonel Nickie Morris

Colonel Nickie Morris assumed her duties as Chief of Staff, March 2, 2020. Colonel Morris is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She enlisted in the Arizona Army National Guard in 1989 as an Ammunition Specialist, attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Advance Individual Training at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

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