Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett

Golden Defense

Cyber is the ultimate team sport, the adage goes. Lt. Gen. Maria Barrett has sought to expand this old trope teaming with other disciplines throughout the Army to form what leaders are referring to as the modern “triad.” This special operations, cyber and space triad is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s about “combining our unique capabilities and efforts to facilitate the use of these capabilities with either combatant commanders or their service commanders in the theaters,” Barrett said earlier this year. “It is about how we take the unique capabilities and people that we have to do upfront planning on behalf of combatant commanders and provide them options that maybe they would not have considered previously because it was really hard to access or understand the capabilities of” each.

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