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5th SIG Command visit

Professor Phil Lark (left) in talk with U.S. Army Col. Jimmy L. Hall  (DOD Photo by Christine June / RELEASED)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 10, 2015) – Professor Phil Lark, course director of the Program on Cyber Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, explains what the purpose of the new cyber security course to U.S. Army Col. Jimmy L. Hall, Jr., commander, 5th Signal Command and U.S. Army Europe Chief Information Officer/G6, Feb. 6 at the College of International Security Studies here.

Purpose of the visit, said Hall, was to see how 5th SIG CMD and the Marshall Center could become partners, especially in the area of cyber security. Accompanying Hall was Holvin Galindo, Cyber Security Program manager, USAREUR G6. Most of their visit was with Lark.

They also visited with the Marshall Center’s chief information officer, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jason Turner and telephone technicians from Network Enterprise Center Garmisch, based at the Marshall Center. 

The 5th Signal Command's mission is to build, operate and defend network capabilities to enable mission command and create tactical, operational, and strategic flexibility for Army, Joint and Multi-national forces in the EUCOM and AFRICOM areas of responsibility.

The mission of the Marshall Center, as a vital instrument of German-American cooperation, is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships; promoting active, peaceful, whole-of-government approaches to address transnational and regional security challenges; and creating and enhancing enduring partnerships worldwide.