Lt. Gen Paul Nakasone, formerly commander of the U.S. Cyber Command’s cyber national mission force, has assumed new duties as head of the U.S. Army Cyber Command and 2nd Army.
He succeeds Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, who will transition to the role of director at the Army’s Office of Business Transformation, the service branch said Friday.
The Army noted Nakasone will also lead Cybercom’s Joint Task Force-ARES, a military group that provides cyberspace support to military efforts against the Islamic State militant organization in Syria and Iraq.
He previously served as deputy commanding general for operations of ARCYBER and was appointed twice as a staff officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He has also supported Army operations in the U.S., South Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as served in senior intelligence positions at the battalion, division and corps levels.