Colonel Brian Vile
Colonel Brian Vile, from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, was commissioned in 1994 as an Infantry Officer. His first operational assignment was to First Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) where he served as a Platoon Leader, Anti-Armor Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Air Operations Officer.
Following a tour as a platoon trainer at the Infantry Officerís Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, Colonel Vile was assigned to 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington as the Brigade Assistant S4. He then commanded D/52d Infantry, the Brigadeís separate anti-tank company, and B/3-21 Infantry. During this time, the Brigade transitioned from light to Stryker infantry. Following command, he was assigned as Assistant Operations Officer for the Brigadeís deployment to Mosul, Iraq from 2004 to 2005.
Upon redeployment, Colonel Vile transitioned to a functional area and was assigned as a Telecommunications Systems Engineer in U.S. Army Centralís Programs, Policy, and Projects, Plans and Policy division, with duty at both Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and Fort McPherson, Georgia.
In 2011, Colonel Vile served as the Director of the Southwest Asia Cyber Center at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, transforming the organization into a new construct to conduct synchronized network operations and defense in support of operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2012, Colonel Vile was assigned to the Office of the Chief Information Officer/G6 where he supported U.S. Cyber Commandís efforts to establish concepts for the operation of the Departmentís nascent Joint Information Environment. He subsequently served as a management decision package manager, responsible for several of the Armyís information infrastructure investment programs.
Upon leaving the Pentagon, Colonel Vile served as an Army War College Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon Universityís Heinz College. His most recent assignment was as the Deputy Director of the U.S. European Commandís Joint Cyber Center in Stuttgart, Germany. In this role, he was responsible for planning, coordinating, synchronizing, and integrating cyberspace operations into the Commandís plans and operations.
Colonel Vileís civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Science in Information Security from Georgia Tech.
Command Sergeant Major James M. Krog
Command Sergeant Major James M. Krog is a native of Oklahoma and enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer in July 1986. He transferred to the West Virginia Army National Guard in 1990 and served as an enemy prisoner of war guard during the First Gulf War.
On 3 October 1991, CSM Krog enlisted in the Active Duty Army as a Voice Intercept Operator as a Korean linguist and changed languages to Persian Farsi in 1995.
CSM Krog has served in the following assignments: Squad Leader, 102nd Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion, Camp Hovey, Korea and 104th MI Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado; Squad Leader and S3 NCO, 201st MI Battalion, 513th MI Brigade, and Lead Operator, 116th MI Group, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Platoon Sergeant and Chief Military Language Instructor, Presidio of Monterey, California; Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Fort Drum, New York and Iraq; First Sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 66th MI Brigade, Wiesbaden; Senior Enlisted Leader, European Cryptologic Center, Darmstadt, Germany; and Operations Sergeant, 706th MI Group, Fort Gordon, Georgia; and Senior Enlisted Leader, NSA/CSS Representative Afghanistan, Command Sergeant Major, 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion, and Cyber Proponent Sergeant Major Fort Gordon, Georgia.
CSM Krog received his Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College and his Master's Degree in International Relations from Troy University. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 62, the First Sergeant Course, Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Basic Leaders Course, Basic Korean Course, and Basic Persian Farsi Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2nd Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medals from both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. CSM Krog is also a recipient of the Military Intelligence Corps Knowlton Award and the Army Cyber Saint Isidore Bronze Medal.