This episode of the WPAOG Podcast features a conversation with MG Paul Stanton, Commanding General of the United States Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon.
This episode features an interview with MG Paul Stanton ’95, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon who sat down with BG Brian Vile ’94 and 1LT Joshua Thomas ’21 to talk about the different pathways into a career in Army Cyber, the ever-changing nature of modern warfare, and why he believes cyberspace operations is the ultimate team sport
Prior to his promotion in June 2021, MG Stanton was Deputy Commanding General (Operations) of U.S. Army Cyber Command. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1995 and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry. He transitioned from Infantry to the Cyber branch in 2015. MG Stanton has earned three degrees in Computer Science: a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy; a master’s degree from the University of Illinois; and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.
(01:23) Attending West Point, walking hours, and playing sports
(02:02) The different pathways into Army Cyber
(19:20) Exploring the roles of Cyber Branch
(26:09) Community involvement at the Cyber Center of Excellence
(28:31) The Army Cyber Institute
(31:57) Building the Cyber and Engineering Academy Center
(35:41) Exploring old habits from West Point
(37:56) Advice for young cadets looking to join Cyber Branch