Law student completes USCYBERCOM's Student Volunteer Program Pilot
Mari Dugas, U.S. Cyber Command’s first-ever student volunteer in the Student Volunteer Program (SVP) at USCYBERCOM, stands with Dr. Michael Sulmeyer, Principal Cyber Advisor, Secretary of the Army, after a Letter of Appreciation ceremony for her at the command. SVP is a new USCYBERCOM pilot talent initiative program for current graduate-level collegiate students. The SVP is designed to provide current students with an experiential project at USCYBERCOM as a voluntary unpaid intern for one semester (with an option to extend up to one academic year). Student volunteers offer specialized expertise or skillsets bringing project-specific talent to the USCYBERCOM formation while receiving vital professional experience and collegiate credit. The SVP was piloted in the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) office from September 2021 to May 2022. Dugas completed the program during her third year at New York University School of Law. Sulmeyer previously served as Gen. Nakasone's Special Advisor and helped launch the SVP pilot alongside the command.