Command Team

Colonel (COL) Benjamin F. Sangster
Colonel Lennox A native of South Carolina, COL Benjamin F. Sangster entered active duty in June 1992 as an Airborne 31C-Single Channel Radio Operator and spent over two years with 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He received his commission as a Signal Corps Officer from Clemson University in May 1999, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

After completing Signal Officer Basic Course in December 1999, COL Sangster was assigned to the 3rd Signal Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a platoon leader in the 57th and 16th Signal Battalions. He completed the Signal Captain's Career Course in 2002 and was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy as the Battalion Signal Officer for 1/508th Infantry Battalion (Airborne), deploying in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. From 2003-2005, COL Sangster commanded the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment for the 509th Signal Battalion.

After receiving his Master of Science in Computer Science from Clemson University in 2007, COL Sangster served as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following his assignment at West Point, he served as the Battalion Operations Officer for the 54th Signal Battalion at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

COL Sangster took command of the Cyber Training Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia in August 2016. He officially activated the battalion in October 2016. After command, he served as the Information Dominance Branch Chief at Human Resources Command from 2018-2019. As branch chief, he was responsible for overseeing the careers of all Cyber, Electronic Warfare, and Information Operations officers. He was also responsible for the careers of all Cyber and Electronic Warfare enlisted Soldiers. COL Sangster served as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) at Fort Meade, Maryland from July 2020 to May 2021. COL Sangster most recently served as the Director of Operations (J3) for the Cyber National Mission Force.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 awards), Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (3 awards), the Iraq Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars and the Arrowhead Device. He earned the Combat Parachutist Badge (first award) and the Venezuelan Parachutist Badge. He is also a recipient of the Signal Corps Regimental Association (SCRA) Bronze Order of Mercury and the Order of Saint Isidore Silver Medallion.

COL Sangster is married with children.

Command Sergeant Major Jesse C. Potter
780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber)
CSM Potter Command Sergeant Major Jesse Potter is a New York native. He enlisted in the United States Army in January 1994 completing One Station Unit Training as a Chemical Operations Specialist, later reclassifying to Electronic Warfare in 2009, and Cyber Operations in 2015. Since that time, his career has led him to numerous leadership and staff assignments at tactical, operational, and strategic levels in the Army.

CSM Potter's previous assignments include 101st Chemical Company (CO), 83rd Chemical Battalion (BN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 122nd Signal BN, Camp Red Cloud and 4th Chemical CO, Camp Casey, Republic of South Korea; 1st BN, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; 82nd Chemical BN, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; 59th Chemical CO, 10th Mountain Division (10MTN) CBRN, and 1st BSTB, 10MTN, Fort Drum, New York; 25th Infantry Division Fires and G3, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Electronic Warfare Proponent Office, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Office Chief of Cyber, United States Army Cyber School, Fort Gordon, Georgia; United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; 780th Military Intelligence Brigade and 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland; U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia. CSM Potter has also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006 and 2010 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

CSM Potter's military education includes the Primary Leadership, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Courses, and Sergeants Major Academy (Class 66); Air Assault Course; Drill Sergeant Course; NBC Reconnaissance Course; Basic Airborne School; Army Recruiter Course; and numerous Joint Targeting, Information Operations, Electronic Warfare, and Cyber Operations Courses. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity and is pursuing a Master's degree in organizational leadership from the University of Texas.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (10 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 6), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 OLC), German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, Norwegian Marsjmerket Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Combat Action Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Drivers Badge.

CSM Potter is married to the former Amy L. Harrison, of Trussville, Alabama. He has two daughters, Alexa and Alana, and a son, Jordan.