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Margaret Smith

U.S. Army


Last updated: Mar 24, 2016

Margaret Smith is a U.S. Army Cyber Officer assigned to the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion (Cyberspace Operations) and the Cyber National Mission Force. She also serves as the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Regional Captain for the Washington D.C.-metro region. She originally enlisted in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 2004 and pursued a commission through the Army’s Green to Gold Program attending Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy to earn a master’s degree in defense and intelligence policy with a focus on cyber. She is a trained senior watch officer, cyberspace operations planer, offensive cyberspace operations mission commander, and has been selected by the Army to pursue a Ph.D. in cyber policy next fall.

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