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Deputy Commander of Operations, CNMF

Col Matthew Lennox, USA

Colonel Matthew Lennox assumed his present duties as the Cyber National Mission Force Deputy Commander of Operations in July 2022.


Colonel Lennox earned a commission as a Field Artillery Officer in 1997. His first operational assignment was in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. While there, he served as a Battery Fire Direction Officer, Firing Battery Platoon Leader, Troop Fire Support Officer, and Combat Observation and Lasing Team Platoon Leader.


Following the Captain’s Career Course, Colonel Lennox joined the 1st Calvary Division in Germany where he served as a Task Force Support Officer (Kosovo) and an Assistant Operations Officer before taking command. He commanded two batteries: Delta, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery (Rear Detachment) and Alpha, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery. Colonel Lennox deployed to Iraq with Alpha Battery. Subsequently, he attended graduate school and served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy.


In 2011, Colonel Lennox moved to Fort Meade, Maryland and worked in the US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)/Director, NSA. In 2014, Colonel Lennox became a Team Lead for a National Mission Team within the CNMF. While a team lead, he transitioned to the Army’s Cyber Branch.


In 2016, Colonel Lennox moved to Fort Gordon, Georgia and spent one year as the Deputy J3 (Operations) at the Joint Force Headquarters – Army Cyber Command. He then commanded the 782nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Cyber) at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Following battalion command, COL Lennox attended the Army War College and then commanded the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber) from July 2020 to June 2022.


Colonel Lennox’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University. He also holds a Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.