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Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare, and International Relations: Reflections from U.S. Cyber Command
The Yale Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy will host a special conversation with Lieutenant General William Mayville (ret.), former Deputy Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, on “Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare, and International Relations: Reflections from U.S. Cyber Command.”
The event will be moderated by Ted Wittenstein, executive director of the Johnson Center. The talk is open to the Yale community only. Pizza will be served.
Mayville served in the US Army for 36 years retiring as a Lieutenant General. He has significant senior leadership experience having commanded troops at multi-levels in combat, served in numerous key positions in the Pentagon, and most recently as the Vice Commander for US Cyber Command. He has extensive international experience working with foreign dignitaries and military forces including Europe, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Mayville is a strategic leader with a diverse portfolio of skills ranging from strategic planning, to translating initiatives into business development plans, building teams, grooming talent, streamlining supply chains, and driving organizational change. He possesses strong interpersonal skills and knows how to instill vision and purpose in organizations. He has worked effectively with diverse workforces, understands the global cyber security domain, and maintains the highest ethical standards. Mayville has conducted numerous national media engagements, public speaking, lectures, and Congressional testimony.
Mayville led the airborne assault into northern Iraq in 2003 and the follow-on counterinsurgency operations and restoration of civil order. The command’s success in the region of Kirkuk was highlighted in the national PBS FRONTLINE series. In Afghanistan, Mayville was the director of operations and strategy under Generals Petraeus and McChrystal. He later returned as Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division to lead combat operations along the Afghanistan—Pakistan border.
Mayville held several key leadership positions in the Pentagon as Director of Operations and Director of the Joint Staff for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He managed the global disposition of US military forces and supervised the National Military Command Center, which directs all US special operations, conventional, nuclear, and strategic reconnaissance operations worldwide. He co-chaired the DOD rapid acquisition program for contingency operations. He supervised the Joint Chiefs of Staff review of the nation’s nuclear defense posture, the formulation of the national military strategy, and represented the Chairman on DOD initiatives to improve talent management, expansion of women in Service, and the future distribution and size of the general officer corps.
Most recently, LTG Mayville served as the Vice Commander, US Cyber Command, where he supervised the expansion of the nation’s newest combatant command, the growth of a 6,200 cyber security workforce, and a $230M research and acquisition enterprise to improve US national security cyber capabilities. Additionally, he directed contingency planning for cyber security forces and oversaw cyber security operations to safeguard DOD activities worldwide.