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General Paul M. Nakasone

Director, National Security Agency, Commander Cyber Command

Paul Miki Nakasone was born in November 1963 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended St. John’s University where he received his commission after graduation through an ROTC program. He has also attended the University of Southern California, the National Defense Intelligence College and the U.S. Army War College, holding master’s degrees from each. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Nakasone has held commands at the company, battalion, and brigade levels. He held foreign postings in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea, and has served as a senior intelligence officer on many levels. He served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff as Deputy Director for Trans-Regional Policy.

He is currently the Director of the National Security Agency, and is chief of the Central Security Service. He commands the United States Army Cyber Command.

Nakasone is married and has four children.

In the News

The U.S. military is adding more cyber defense teams and developing more realistic training for its high-tech operators.

Now, the U.S. Army has dispatched an elite cyber team to the tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro to protect networks and study the tactics of adversaries like Russia, ahead of national elections next year.

American service members will work alongside Montenegrin cyber defenders “to counter malicious cyber actors on critical networks and platforms.”  Both the U.S. and Montenegro have held elections where Russia has been suspected of backing cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns.

Specialists from the two nations will work together to identify “malicious cyber actors’ capabilities and tools,” allowing the two countries and “other allies” and partners to prevent future network intrusions and cyber attacks.