☷CYBER SNAPSHOT Staff Sgt Emily Lamontagne
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Staff Sgt . Emily Lamontagne of 1st Information Operations Command tests her knowledge of the M240 machine gun during the Army ' s first Best Squad Competition , at Fort Bragg , N . C . , Oct . 2 , 2022 . ( Photo by Spc . Cole Meiers ) Hometown: Morgan Hill , Calif . Military Occupational Specialty: Human Intelligence Collector ( MOS 35M ) Unit: Mission Support Detachment , 1st Information Operations ( IO ) Battalion , 1st IO Command Duty title: Team NCO - In - Charge ( NOTE: Rank and position are correct as of time of interview ) QUICK SKETCH: - - Awarded the Cadre Leadership Award by Sgt . Maj . of the Army Michael A . Grinston at the Headquarters Department of the Army 2022 Best Squad Competition - - Member of the winning 1st IO squad in the Army Cyber Command ( ARCYBER ) 2022 Best Squad Competition , that represented ARCYBER at the Army level of the competition - - Human Intelligence Bowl winner two years in a row at the 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion - - Earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Hawai’i at Manoa - - Earning five advanced scuba diving certifications - - almost a master diver ON WHAT SHE LIKES ABOUT BEING PART OF THE ARMY CYBER AND 1st IO TEAMS: “1st IO has such a unique mission set and organizational structure that Soldiers really have the “one team , one fight” mentality , as each section has skills to offer to any other section at any given time to accomplish the mission at hand . ” ON HOW SHE FEELS HER EXPERIENCE WITH ARMY CYBER AND 1st IO HAVE HELPED BUILD HER CAREER AND SKILLS: “1st IO and Army Cyber have provided me learning opportunities and networks into spaces that I would not have found in other organizations . ” ON WHAT SHE HAS FOUND TO BE FULFILLING AND CHALLENGING ABOUT ARMY CYBER: “The most fulfilling aspect of my career in the Army has been , and always will be , mentoring Soldiers and working as a team towards a collective goal . Reaching that goal together is a feeling incomparable to any other experience , even though team dynamics always change and present their own set of challenges . ” ON HOW SHE CHALLENGES HERSELF IN HER CYBER PURSUITS AND AS A SOLDIER: “As someone who is not cyber by trade , I am continuously challenging myself to lean into this opportunity and take more cyber classes , typically through the free DCITA ( Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy ) programs online! As a Soldier , I love to try various physical or tactical challenges , like foreign badges and going to different schools and volunteering to run new programs . I pride myself in having a mindset focused on leaning into my weaknesses and mastering them . ” ON WHAT SHE WOULD SAY TO SOMEONE WHO IS CONSIDERING AN ARMY CYBER CAREER: “I would say that an Army Cyber career is one of the most dynamic and fulfilling roles you can have in the armed forces . You’re serving with the nation’s brightest people , who are all pushing you to be your best; you’ll have amazing educational opportunities; and you can really find your niche in the field while also protecting and serving the people who make up this great nation . There is absolutely nothing more rewarding than that . ” - - - - - ABOUT US: U . S . Army Cyber Command integrates and conducts cyberspace operations , electromagnetic warfare , and information operations , ensuring decision dominance and freedom of action for friendly forces in and through the cyber domain and the information dimension , while denying the same to our adversaries . ARCYBER ON THE WEB: https://www . arcyber . army . mil ARCYBER TWITTER: https://twitter . com/ARCYBER ARCYBER LINKEDIN: https://www . linkedin . com/us - army - cyber - command ARMY CYBER ON THE U . S . ARMY WEBSITE: https://www . army . mil/armycyber Interested in the challenge of joining the Army Cyber team Check out military and civilian cyber career and employment opportunities by clicking on the "Careers" tab at ww . arcyber . army . mil Members of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard in the Signal , Cyber , Military Intelligence , Information Operations , Electronic Warfare , Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations fields interested in tours with Army Cyber Command can get more information at https://www . arcyber . army . mil/Careers/Reserve - Component - Tours - with - Army - Cyber/
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