Patricia is currently a Director of Cyber where she manages operational risk in the cyber domain for industry partners, coaches cyber operational readiness for corporate leaders and leads organizational behavioral change to increase cyber resiliency. Patricia’s most recent duty assignment prior to retiring from active duty service in 2018 was as the first Director of Cyber, Electronic Warfare and Information Operations for the Department of the Army. There she led the Army’s development of strategy, policy and the budget ($2.5B) for these critical disciplines. In this capacity, she also led the Army’s efforts to cyber harden its most critical weapons systems; built an operational cyber resiliency program for the Army’s installations as the internet of things continues to evolve; and led the planning and development of the U.S. Department of Defense Persistent Cyber Training Environment.
During her time as the Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Cyber Command, she was responsible for training, building and equipping the Army’s offensive and defensive cyber force. She also led the effort for the design and build of U.S. Army Cyber Command’s new operational headquarters facility ($110M) at Fort Gordon, Georgia and its integration into Augusta and the greater Central Savannah River Area.
Patricia has three decades of global intelligence experience serving in senior intelligence positions in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and Middle East including three combat tours. She has led enterprise efforts at the highest levels of the U.S. government to facilitate information sharing and ensure problem solving between strategic and operational military organizations and their interagency and international partners. She is a strategic intelligence and cyber leader and subject matter expert in real time, high technology intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare systems.