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Edward C. Cardon
Place of birth Texas
Allegiance United States United States
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1982–Present
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held

Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon is a senior officer in the United States Army who is currently the director of the United States Army Office of Business Transformation and former commander of the United States Second Army/United States Army Cyber Command.[1][2][3]

Military career[edit | edit source]

Cardon received his commission upon his graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1982.[4] Upon his entry into service he was commissioned as an engineer officer.[4] During his tenure Cardon has held commands at every organizational level of the Army, ranging from platoon, division, field army, and component command.[1] Cardon has also served as commander of the Engineer Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the first commanding officer of the newly reorganized 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, the Deputy Commandant, US Army Command and General Staff College, and the commanding officer of 2nd Infantry Division.[1][4][5] Cardon took command of United States Army Cyber Command on September 2, 2013, taking over for retiring Lieutenant General Rhett A. Hernandez.[6][7] Cardon was given command of the Second Army upon its reactivation on March 6, 2014 when the positions of commander of US Army Cyber Command and commander of the Second Army were dual hatted.[8][9] While head of US Army Cyber Command, Cardon was tasked with setting up cyber protection teams to protect Army systems and network from intrusions as well as moving the Army to a "more defensible platform".[10][11]

Cardon served as commander of US Army Cyber Command and the 2nd Army until October 14, 2016 when he was succeeded as commanding officer by Lieutenant General Paul M. Nakasone upon his was appointment as chief of the United States Army Office of Business Transformation.[3][12] In addition to receiving his bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Cardon has also attended the National War College where he received a MS in National Security and Strategic Studies and the United States Naval Command and Staff College where he received a second MS in National Security Strategic Studies.[1][2][4][13]

Lt. Gen. Ed Cardon is currently tasked by the Army’s top officer to review the problem and devise ways to strengthen the senior officer corps.

Awards[edit | edit source]

Since receiving his commission, Cardon has received a number of awards and decorations, included within them are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with five oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, among other awards.[4][14]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon, Director, Office of Business Transformation Official Biography". U.S. Army. December 2, 2016. https://www.army.mil/article/179046/. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon". Association of the United States Army. https://www.ausa.org/people/lt-gen-edward-c-cardon. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Army Cyber Command Public Affairs (October 14, 2016). "Army Cyber welcomes new commander". U.S. Army. https://www.army.mil/article/176684/army_cyber_welcomes_new_commander. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army". March 2, 2016. Archived from the original on December 3, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161203082143/http://arcyber.army.mil/Style%20Library/ARCYBER%20Custom%20Assets/factsheets/ARCYBER%20biography%20-%20LTG%20Edward%20C%20Cardon%20%282March2016%29.pdf. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  5. "Brigadier General Edward C. Cardon". US Army. http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/AOKM/aokm2009/bio/Cardon_Edward_BG_Bio.pdf. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  6. U.S. Army Cyber Command PAO (September 4, 2013). "Army Cyber conducts first change of command". U.S. Army. https://www.army.mil/article/110596/. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  7. Corrin, Amber (September 3, 2013). "Army swears in new cyber command leader". FCW.com. https://fcw.com/Blogs/FCW-Insider/2013/09/army-swears-in-new-cyber-commander.aspx. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  8. "General Orders - No. 2014-02". U.S. Army. March 6, 2014. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150203010434/http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/go1402.pdf. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  9. "Statement By Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon, Commanding General U.S. Army Cyber Command And Second Army. Before The House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee On Emerging Threats And Capabilities Operationalizing Cyberspace For The Services". United States House of Representatives. March 4, 2015. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AS/AS26/20150304/103093/HHRG-114-AS26-Wstate-CardonE-20150304.pdf. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  10. Lyngaas, Sean (February 23, 2015). "Cyber threat challenges military structure". FCW.com. https://fcw.com/articles/2015/02/23/cyber-threat-challenges-military.aspx. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  11. Donnelly, Harrison (March 28, 2014). "Q&A: Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon". http://www.kmimediagroup.com/military-information-technology/430-articles-mit/q-a-lt-gen-edward-c-cardon/5590-q-a-lt-gen-edward-c-cardon. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  12. Jontz, Sandra (October 14, 2016). "Blog: U.S. Army Cyber Command Gets a New Commander". SIGNAL Magazine. http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Blog-us-army-cyber-command-gets-new-commander. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  13. "West Point Military Advisors". US Army. http://www.westpoint.edu/acc/SitePages/Military_Advisors.aspx. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  14. "Biography: LTG Edward C. Cardon". United States House of Representatives. http://docs.house.gov/meetings/AS/AS26/20150304/103093/HHRG-114-AS26-Bio-CardonE-20150304.pdf. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Rhett A. Hernandez
Commanding General of the United States Army Cyber Command
Succeeded by
Paul M. Nakasone
Preceded by
Guy A. J. LaBoa
Commanding General of the Second United States Army
Succeeded by
Paul M. Nakasone

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