Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Loretta Reynolds on Operations in Information Environment

Loretta Reynolds
Loretta Reynolds

Lt. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, deputy commandant for information at the U.S. Marine Corps, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Friday about the service’s concept of “operations in the information environment.”

“We don’t call it ‘information warfare’ deliberately, because we believe firmly that we have to think differently about strategic communications,” Reynolds said.

She also talked about the creation of Marine Expeditionary Force information groups in support of MEF commanders.

“The whole point of the information groups was that we believe that someone has got to be able to understand what’s happening in the information environment for the commander,” Reynolds said. “Someone has got to be able to think broadly about what’s happening in cyber, how is space going to impact your ability to go do what you want to do over there in that [Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations], what is that messaging component, how do we want to use deception. Somebody has to bring all this together in a comprehensive way.”

She also mentioned challenges the service is working to address as it counters malicious behavior and other cyber threats from adversaries.

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