GEN Keith B. Alexander
United States Army
General Keith B. Alexander, USA, is the Commander, U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS), Fort George G. Meade, MD. As Commander, USCYBERCOM, he is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting operations and defense of DoD computer networks as directed by USSTRATCOM. As the Director of NSA and Chief of CSS, he is responsible for a Department of Defense agency with national foreign intelligence, combat support, and U.S. national security information system protection responsibilities. NSA/CSS civilian and military personnel are stationed worldwide.
He was born in Syracuse, NY, and entered active duty at the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point.
Previous assignments include the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS, G-2),
Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC; Commanding
General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir,
VA; Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command, MacDill Air
Force Base, FL.; and Deputy Director for Requirements, Capabilities,
Assessments and Doctrine, J-2, for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. GEN Alexander
has served in a variety of command assignments in Germany and the United
States. These include tours as Commander of Border Field Office, 511th MI
Battalion, 66th MI Group; 336th Army Security Agency Company, 525th MI
Group; 204th MI Battalion; and 525th MI Brigade.
Additionally, GEN Alexander held key staff assignments as Deputy Director
and Operations Officer, Army Intelligence Master Plan, for the Deputy Chief
of Staff for Intelligence; S-3 and Executive Officer, 522nd MI Battalion, 2nd
Armored Division; G-2 for the 1st Armored Division both in Germany and
Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM in Saudi Arabia.
GEN Alexander holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military
Academy and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from
Boston University. He holds a Master of Science degree in Systems
Technology (Electronic Warfare) and a Master of Science degree in Physics
from the naval Post Graduate School. He also holds a Master of Science
degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.
His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Military
Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General
Staff College, and the National War College.
His badges include the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Army Staff
Identification Badge, and the Joint Chief of Staff Identification Badge.