Leaders

Advisors, Volunteers, Partners, and Supporters assemble at the 7th Annual Board of Advisors Meeting, 2023, Washington DC

Our Team

We are proud to have many experienced professionals contributing to our mission and vision through active leadership roles. All personnel involved with leading the Military Cyber Professionals Association are unpaid volunteers serving in their personal capacities.

There are two main echelons of leadership and oversight; national and chapter. The national leadership includes the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, National President, and National Staff. Chapter leadership includes regional Presidents and their staff. Contact information for local leaders are listed on the MCPA member-only intranet.

National President

The National President serves as the primary voice of the MCPA with internal and external audiences.

Christopher P. Cleary

President Cleary's career began as an Enlisted Avionics Technician and in November 2023 he concluded a tour as the inaugural Principal Cyber Advisor (PCA) of the Department of the Navy, a Senior Executive Service (SES) role equivalent in rank to a three-star general/flag officer. In the MCPA, he has served as the inaugural National Capital Region (NCR) Chapter President and on the Board of Directors.

Board of Advisors

(in order of military rank and alphabetically by last name)

General and Flag Officers

General (Ret) Keith Alexander

First Commander of US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA)

General (Ret) Michael Hayden

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA)

Lieutenant General (Ret) Stephen Fogarty

Former Commander of US Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)

Lieutenant General (Ret) Burke Garrett

Former Deputy Commander of US European Command (EUCOM)

Lieutenant General (Ret) Karen Gibson

Former Deputy Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Sergeant at Arms of the US Senate

Lieutenant General (Ret) Rhett Hernandez

Inaugural/former Commander of US Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)

Lieutenant General (Ret) Mary Legere

Former G2 (Director of Intelligence) of the US Army and Commander of the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)

Lieutenant General (Ret) Chris Weggeman

Former Commander of 24th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) and USCYBERCOM J5

Vice Admiral (Ret) TJ White

Former Commander of the Cyber National Mission Force and 10th Fleet

Major General Len Anderson IV

Commander of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, and Former Deputy Commanding General of Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force-ARES

Rear Admiral (Ret) Paul Becker

Former J2 (Director of Intelligence) at the Joint Staff (JS) and PACOM

Major General (Ret) Joe Brendler

Former Chief of Staff and J5 at USCYBERCOM

Major General (Ret) John Davis

Former Principal Director for Cyber Policy at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Cyber Policy, and Director of Current Operations at USCYBERCOM

Major General (Ret) George Franz

Former Director of Operations at USCYBERCOM and inaugural COmmander of the CNMF, and current Senior Advisor at USCYBERCOM

Major General (Ret) Patricia Frost

Former Director of Cyber, Electronic Warfare, and Information Operations for the US Army, and Deputy Commanding General of US Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER)

Major General Stephen Hager

Deputy Commander of the Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF)

Rear Admiral (Ret) Janice Hamby

Former Chancellor of the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC), and Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Defense (DoD)

Rear Admiral (Ret) Norm Hayes

Former J2 (Director of Intelligence) at EUCOM and Director of the NSA National Security Operations Center

Major General (Ret) Jim Keffer

Former Chief of Staff of USCYBERCOM

Major General (Ret) Mitchell Kilgo

Former Commander of CECOM and CENTCOM J6

Rear Admiral (Ret) Bill Leigher

Former Deputy Commander of US Fleet Cyber Command / US 10th Fleet

Major General (Ret) Earl Matthews

Former Director of Cyber Operations and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the US Air Force

Rear Admiral John Mauger

Former Cyber Command J7 and US Coast Guard First District Commander (D1)

Rear Admiral (Ret) Mark Montgomery

Executive Director of the US Cyberspace Solarium Commission, former Policy Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and J3 (Director of Operations) of PACOM

Major General (Ret) Punch Moulton

Former J3 (Director of Operations) at EUCOM

Rear Admiral (Ret) Scott Sanders

Former Deputy Commander of 2nd Fleet and Joint Staff J7 Reserve Deputy Director

Rear Admiral (Ret) Jeff Scheidt

Former Senior Military Advisor for Cyber Policy to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Rear Admiral (Ret) Andy Singer

Former US Navy N2N6 and J2 (Intelligence Officer) of US Pacific Command (PACOM)

Major General (Ret) Mike Skinner

Former CIO and Advisor to multiple organizations

Rear Admiral (Ret) Ken Slaght

Former Commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR)

Major General (Ret) Rick Testa

Former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the US Air Force

Rear Admiral Dennis Velez

J5 of US Cyber Command

Major General (Ret) Ed Wilson

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Cyber Policy and Commander of 24th Air Force / Air Forces Cyber / Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber 

Major General (Ret) Garrett Yee

Former Assistant to the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Army

Rear Admiral (Ret) Danelle Barrett

Former Director of Current Operations at USCYBERCOM

Brigadier General Paul Craft

Army Chief of Cyber and Commandant of the Army Cyber School

Brigadier General Rick Erredge

Mobilization Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs

Brigadier General (Ret) Rob Lyman

Former Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyber Effects Operations at the Air Force Headquarters (AF A2/6)

Brigadier General Victor Macias

National Guard Advisor to the 16th Air Force (Air Force Cyber) Commander and former Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) Deputy Commander

Brigadier General Reid Novotny

Deputy J5 of USCYBERCOM and former Commander of the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group (COG)

Brigadier General Chad Raduege

Director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance at Air Combat Command

Brigadier General (Ret) Bernie Skoch

Board Chairman of the Air and Space Force Association, Commissioner of the CyberPatriot Program, and former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Pacific Air Forces

Brigadier General (Ret) Rob Spalding III, PhD

Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council

Brigadier General (Ret) Greg Touhill

Inaugural/former Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the United States

Brigadier General (Ret) Guy Walsh

Former Strategic Initiatives Chief at USCYBERCOM

Brigadier General Teri Williams

Former Vice Director of Operations (Cyber) for the National Guard Bureau

Senior Enlisted

Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Sheryl Lyon

Former Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) of USCYBERCOM and NSA

Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Dave Redmon

Former SEL of USCYBERCOM and NSA

Master Gunnery Sergeant Scott Stalker

Former SEL of US Space Command (USSPACECOM), USCYBERCOM, and NSA

Senior Executive Service

Arnold Abraham, Esq.

Former Associate Director of Intelligence at USCYBERCOM

Hon. James H. Anderson, Ph.D.

Former President of The Institute of World Politics (IWP), Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities

Captain (Ret) John Felker

Former Assistant Director of the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), former Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), and former Deputy Commander of US Coast Guard Cyber Command

Dr. Diane Janosek, Esq.

Former Deputy Director of the NSA for Compliance and former Commandant of the National Cryptologic School (now University)

Blake Moore

Head of US Defense Strategy at Amazon Web Services, former Chief of Staff to the DoD CIO, and lead for the 2018 DoD Cyber Strategy and Cyber Posture Review

Colonel (Ret) Daniel J. Ragsdale, Ph.D.

Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director in the White House and former Principal Director for Cyber in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (USD) for Research and Engineering (R&E)

Daniel B. Prieto III

Former Director for Cybersecurity Policy at the National Security Council and Chief Technology Officer for the DoD CIO

Thomas Wingfield, Esq.

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Cyber Policy and Chancellor (Acting) of the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC)

Academia, Industry, and Nonprofits

Michaela Barnett

Founder of Blacks In Cybersecurity

Eric Belardo

Founder of Raíces Cyber

Austin Branch

Founder of the Information Professionals Association

Dr. Peter Denning

Former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Director of the Cebrowski Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School

Ron Gula

Co-founder of Tenable and Gula Tech Foundation

Jay Healey

Former Cyber Strategist at the Officer of the National Cyber Director and founding Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council

Robert M. Lee

Founder and CEO, Dragos, Inc.

Graham Plaster

Founder of TheIntelligenceCommunity.com (TIC), Foreign Area Officer Association (FAOA) Board Member, and Editor in Chief of the peer reviewed journal "International Affairs"

Dr. Ed Rockower

Research Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School

Dr. Brad Sims

President of Capitol Technology University

Captain (Ret) Paul Tortora

Director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies at the US Naval Academy and former Deputy Assistant National Cyber Director in the White House

Honor Roll of Deceased Advisors

Lieutenant General (Ret) Vince Stewart

Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Deputy Commander of US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), and Commander of Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command (MARFORCYBER). MCPA Advisor 2000-2023.