Sgt. Jonathan Haubrich, Cyber Operations Specialist (MOS 17C), A Company, 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Cyber), Fort Gordon, Ga., from Bellmawr, New Jersey.
-- Overall champion of the 6th annual Army Cyber Skills Challenge (ACSC)
-- Works in the Cyber Solutions Development (CSD) Detachment at Fort Gordon
-- Wants to attain a computer science degree through the Army's Green to Gold program
ON PREPARING FOR ACSC:
"The Cyber work roles are technically demanding, so, fortunately, I get to experience and solve problems that are similar to those in ACSC every day. In my free time, I enjoy reverse engineering and vulnerability research, and those skills were very useful for the harder problems in ACSC. In addition, the 782nd MI Battalion has provided me with so many training opportunities. Recently, I took Penetration Testing with Kali (PWK) to prepare for the Offensive Security Certified Professional exam. The knowledge from PWK and practicing on hackerrank.com helped me become familiar with many of the problem types presented in ACSC."
ON JOINING AND STAYING CYBER IN THE ARMY:
"I joined the Army because of the opportunities it provides. The Army offers opportunities for education, travel, and most importantly personal growth. I would not be who I am today without the experiences I have had in the Army. 17C is actually my third MOS, and I chose it because I am passionate about learning as much as I am about computers. Growing up, I was always fascinated by viruses, cracking, and programming. I never imagined I would work in a place like the 782nd MI Battalion where I am surrounded by those things on a daily basis."
ON FUTURE GOALS:
"I want to do whatever I can to become a better tool developer and to continue contributing to the Army's Cyber mission. In particular, I am hopeful I will be afforded the opportunity to complete my computer science degree through the Army's Green to Gold program, and further down the road I would love to participate in the Computer Network Operations Development Program."