U. S. Army cyber battalion activates its new Bravo companyNews
February 04, 2021
U.S. ARMY INSTALLATION -- FORT GORDON, Ga. The U.S. Army expanded its cyber mission as it formally activated the Bravo Company of the 915th Cyberspace Warfare Battalion during a ceremony held in late January 2021.
The activation is the Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) battalion’s most recent move to build and improve the Army’s information advantage capabilities, a process that began with the 2018 launch of the 915th under the command and administrative authority of ARCYBER’s 780th Military Intelligence Brigade; since that time, the battalion has grown to more than 100 soldiers and it has activated three companies and two Expeditionary Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) Teams (ECTs).
The ECTs are aimed at providing what ARCYBER calls CEMA -- the acronym for integrated cyberspace, electronic warfare, network, spectrum management, intelligence and information operations support, and effects -- to tactical commanders during both actual operations and training modules.
Capt. James Conway, the newly appointed commanding officer of the 915th's Bravo Company, said that the group is ready to move forward and build, train, and validate its members to conduct operations and missions. “It’s a huge leap forward, and a good stepping stone for expeditionary cyber and expeditionary CEMA … to provide units at different echelons with capabilities that they may not have had before; to bring a different perspective to help them engage and win against the enemy.”