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 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 Ė 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 NSAís 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. Krauseís deployments include tours to Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq.
Krauseís 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).