Army Reserve cyber protection team reaches mission capability milestone
U.S. Army Maj. Adrian Edwards (Left), assigned to the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group (ARCOG), 335th Signal Command (Theater), North East Cyber Protection Center (NECPC), and leading officer of NECPC’s Cyber Protection Team 180, is presented with a command coin by Col. Robert S. Powell, Jr., ARCOG commander, during a ceremony to recognize the Soldier’s assigned to the CPT for achieving the required mission milestone of Initial Operating Capability (IOC) status for the ARCOG November 4 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. To celebrate this achievement ARCOG leaders presented the CPT a symbolic representation of the cyber Hammer of Thor – a symbol used by the Military Cyber Professionals Association to recognize high achievements in the cyber career field. The IOC ceremony held for CPT 180 is the start of a tradition to recognize achievement of this milestone status for ARCOG CPTs. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Erick Yates)