U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed, trained and mentored 17 Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets in its fourth iteration of its annual cadet summer internship program from July 25-August 21, 2022.
The cadet interns represented 12 different universities across the U.S. and 16 different academic disciplines, said Maj. Joe Huitt of Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber (Army), the program's creator and planner. They spent the monthlong internship working alongside ARCYBER leaders and mentors at Fort Gordon, Ga., and Fort Meade, Md., integrated into the Army Cyber Protection Brigade, the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), the 915th Cyber Warfare Battalion, and the ARCYBER Technical Warfare Center. This year's program was expanded to four weeks, during which the cadets also earned pay equivalent to an Army E-5 (sergeant).
Huitt added that during their internship the group also received briefings from the from ARCYBER senior leadership and subordinate units, as well as the Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade and the Army Signal proponent. At the completion of the program the cadets participated in a question and answer session with ARCYBER Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Neil S. Hersey, who presented each intern with a certificate of completion.
The schools represented in this year's program:
Brigham Young University
Florida Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Indiana University Perdue University Indianapolis
Michigan Technological University
North Carolina State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of California - Santa Barbara
University of Virginia
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