Edward C. Cardon

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Edward C. Cardon
Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon.jpg
Born Texas
Allegiance United States United States
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service 1982–2018
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held
Awards

Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon is a senior officer in the United States Army who is currently the director of the United States Army Office of Business Transformation and former commander of the United States Second Army/United States Army Cyber Command.[1][2][3]

Military career[edit]

Cardon received his commission upon his graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1982.[4] Upon his entry into service he was commissioned as an engineer officer.[4] During his tenure Cardon has held commands at every organizational level of the Army, ranging from platoon, division, field army, and component command.[1] Cardon has also served as commander of the Engineer Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the first commanding officer of the newly reorganized 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, the Deputy Commandant, US Army Command and General Staff College, and the commanding officer of 2nd Infantry Division.[4][1][5] Cardon took command of United States Army Cyber Command on September 2, 2013, taking over for retiring Lieutenant General Rhett A. Hernandez.[6][7] Cardon was given command of the Second Army upon its reactivation on March 6, 2014 when the positions of commander of US Army Cyber Command and commander of the Second Army were dual hatted.[8][9] While head of US Army Cyber Command, Cardon was tasked with setting up cyber protection teams to protect Army systems and network from intrusions as well as moving the Army to a "more defensible platform".[10][11]

Cardon served as commander of US Army Cyber Command and the 2nd Army until October 14, 2016 when he was succeeded as commanding officer by Lieutenant General Paul M. Nakasone upon his was appointment as chief of the United States Army Office of Business Transformation.[3][12] In addition to receiving his bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Cardon has also attended the National War College where he received a MS in National Security and Strategic Studies and the United States Naval Command and Staff College where he received a second MS in National Security Strategic Studies.[4][1][2][13]

Lt. Gen. Ed Cardon is currently tasked by the Army’s top officer to review the problem and devise ways to strengthen the senior officer corps.

Awards and decorations[4][14][edit]

Combat Action Badge.svg Combat Action Badge
United States Air Force Parachutist Badge.svg Basic Parachutist Badge
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png Army Staff Identification Badge
3rd Infantry Division SSI (1918-2015).svg 3rd Infantry Division Combat Service Identification Badge
US-Engineers-Regimental Insignia.png United States Army Corps of Engineers Distinctive Unit Insignia
ASU overseas service bar.jpg 6 Overseas Service Bars
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal
Silver oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges.
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Valorous Unit Award ribbon.svg Valorous Unit Award
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Superior Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Iraq Campaign Medal with four campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 6.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 6
NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon, Director, Office of Business Transformation Official Biography". U.S. Army. December 2, 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon". Association of the United States Army. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Army Cyber Command Public Affairs (October 14, 2016). "Army Cyber welcomes new commander". U.S. Army. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon Commander, U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army" (PDF). March 2, 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Brigadier General Edward C. Cardon" (PDF). US Army. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  6. ^ U.S. Army Cyber Command PAO (September 4, 2013). "Army Cyber conducts first change of command". U.S. Army. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Corrin, Amber (September 3, 2013). "Army swears in new cyber command leader". FCW.com. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "General Orders - No. 2014-02" (PDF). U.S. Army. March 6, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Statement By Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon, Commanding General U.S. Army Cyber Command And Second Army. Before The House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee On Emerging Threats And Capabilities Operationalizing Cyberspace For The Services" (PDF). United States House of Representatives. March 4, 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  10. ^ Lyngaas, Sean (February 23, 2015). "Cyber threat challenges military structure". FCW.com. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  11. ^ Donnelly, Harrison (March 28, 2014). "Q&A: Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon". Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  12. ^ Jontz, Sandra (October 14, 2016). "Blog: U.S. Army Cyber Command Gets a New Commander". SIGNAL Magazine. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "West Point Military Advisors". US Army. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Biography: LTG Edward C. Cardon" (PDF). United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Rhett A. Hernandez
Commanding General of the United States Army Cyber Command
2013-2016
Succeeded by
Paul M. Nakasone
Preceded by
Guy A. J. LaBoa
Commanding General of the Second United States Army
2014-2016
Succeeded by
Paul M. Nakasone