Colonel (COL) Matthew J. Lennox
Colonel Lennox earned a commission as a Field Artillery Officer in 1997. His first operational assignment was in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. While there, he served as a Battery Fire Direction Officer, Firing Battery Platoon Leader, Troop Fire Support Officer, and Combat Observation and Lasing Team Platoon Leader.
Following the Captains’ Career Course, Colonel Lennox joined the 1st Infantry Division in Germany where he served as a Battalion Fire Support Officer (Kosovo) and an Assistant Operations Officer before taking command. He commanded two batteries: Delta, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery (Rear Detachment) and Alpha, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery. Colonel Lennox deployed to Iraq with Alpha Battery. Subsequently, he attended graduate school and served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy.
In 2011, Colonel Lennox moved to Fort Meade, Maryland and worked in the US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)/National Security Agency (NSA) Commander’s Action Group. Soon after, he became the Aide to the Commander USCYBERCOM/ Director, NSA. In 2014, Colonel Lennox became a Team Lead for a National Mission Team within the Cyber National Mission Force. While a team lead, he transitioned to the Cyber Branch.
In 2016, Colonel Lennox moved to Fort Gordon, Georgia and spent one year as the Deputy J3 (Operations) at the Joint Force Headquarters – Army Cyber Command. He then commanded the 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Cyber) at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Colonel Lennox’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University. He also holds a Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
Command Sergeant Major Ronald V. Krause
780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), Fort Meade, Maryland
Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Krause is a Cyberspace Operations Specialist Senior Noncommissioned Officer, with over 24 years in the Army. He was born in Geneva Township, Wisconsin and enlisted in the Army on May 25, 1995 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He completed Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training at Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Angelo, Texas as a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Analyst. Krause has served in a variety of intelligence and cyber support positions throughout his career. Over the last 16 years, he specifically focused on intelligence support to cyberspace operations and the development of Soldiers, as well as training for the future of the Cyber Mission Force.
Krause is transitioning from U.S. Cyber Command. He recently served as the first command sergeant major for the Cyber Training Battalion, 15th Signal Brigade. His previous assignments include operations sergeant major, Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber, Army Cyber at Fort Gordon, Georgia; first sergeant, Military Intelligence (MI) Company, Special Troops Battalion (Bn.), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division; 35Q (Cryptologic Cyberspace Intelligence Collector/Analyst) Life Cycle manager in the Office of Military Intelligence (OCMI), Fort Huachuca, Arizona; deputy lead, Cyber Capabilities Branch, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland; senior enlisted Army representative and training developer, Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC), Corry Station, Florida; Graduate level intern, National Security Agency (NSA) System and Network Interdisciplinary Program (SNIP) program with tours at NSA Red Team, White House Communications Agency, Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center, Defense Intelligence Agency, and NSA’s Signals Intelligence Directorate; close access team lead, 704th MI Bde.; close access operator, 704th MI Bde.; SIGINT NCOIC, Detachment Digby, Menwithhill MI Battalion (Provisional), RAF Digby, United Kingdom; communications and control NCOIC with 101st MI Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Wuerzburg, Germany; Human Intelligence (HUMINT) analyst, 1st Infantry Division Analysis and Control Element (ACE), Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; All Source analyst, 132 Forward Support Battalion, Wisconsin National Guard, Madison, Wisconsin; Automation and Data Processing team lead, 66th MI Group, Bad Aibling, Germany; All Source analyst, 101st MI BN, 1st Infantry Division, Camp Uglevijk, Bosnia; SIGINT analyst, 66th MI Group, Task Force Falcon, Augsburg, Germany. Krause’s deployments include tours to Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq.
Krause’s military education includes: Basic Leader Development Course; Advanced Leaders Course; Senior Leaders course; United States Sergeants Major Academy, Class 66; Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense (levels I and II); System and Network Interdisciplinary Program class 2008. His civilian education includes: Associate degree in Intelligence Operations from Cochise College; Baccalaureate in Information Technology, with a focus in Computer Forensics from American Intercontinental University; Masters in Defense and Strategic Studies (Cyber Security focus) from the University of Texas El Paso.
His awards and decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (with bronze service star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (with bronze service star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (5th Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), NATO Medal (with bronze service star), Army Superior Unit Award, and the Austrian Sports Badge (Silver).