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07-11-2011, 03:41 PM
Leadership of Cyber Warriors: Enduring Principles and New Directions (http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/2011/07/leadership-of-cyber-warriors-e/)

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Leadership of Cyber Warriors: Enduring Principles and New Directions
by Gregory Conti and David Raymond

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Leadership is a core competency of the officers, warrant officers, and non-commissioned officers across the military services. A principle tenant of leadership is competence in the domain of operations. However, until recently, the defense of computer networks and the conduct of network warfare were treated as ancillary functions by the military services. The increasing cyber warfare threat against the United States, the creation of United States Cyber Command and the designation of cyberspace as a warfighting domain now necessitate study of the attributes of successful cyber warfare leaders and the leadership techniques required to successfully lead cyber warriors. In particular, we must develop an understanding of where traditional kinetic leadership paradigms succeed, where they fail, and where new techniques must be adopted.

Download the Full Article: Leadership of Cyber Warriors: Enduring Principles and New Directions (http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/journal/docs-temp/811-contiraymond.pdf)

LTC Gregory Conti is Military Intelligence Officer and Director of West Point's Cyber Security Research Center.

LTC David Raymond is an Armor Officer and Assistant Professor in West Pointís Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.



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