Maj. Gen. Stephen Fogarty has been confirmed by Senate as the next commander of Army Cyber Command.
Since 2016, Fogarty has been the chief of staff for U.S. Cyber Command; before that, he was the commanding general for the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon in Georgia.
Fogarty was nominated on April 9, and confirmed by voice vote on April 26, but his start date has not been officially released yet. He replaces Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, who has become the new NSA director and head of Cyber Command.
During the Defense Department’s weekly briefing, spokeswoman Dana White said, “This change of command is noteworthy because it signifies the elevation of Cyber Command as our 10th combatant command. The cyber domain will define the next century of warfare. Just as our military must be prepared to defend our nation against hostile acts from land, air and sea, we must also be prepared to deter, and if necessary, respond to hostile acts in cyberspace.”