Colonel Frank Snyder reported as Chief, Cyberspace Architecture and Capabilities Division, at the Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6 in July 2018. As the Cyberspace Architecture and Capabilities Division Chief, he reports directly to the Director, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, CIO/G-6.
Col. Snyder was born on Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and grew up predominantly in Northern Virginia. He received his commission into the United States Army in 1992 from the University of Virginia Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. He also holds master’s degrees in C3I Systems Engineering from George Mason University (GMU); Civil, Infrastructure, and Environmental Engineering, also from GMU; and National Security Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, D.C. He was selected as a Fellow for the 2018-2019 Massachusetts Institute of Technology program entitled Seminar XXI: Foreign Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest.
Over the past 10 years, Col. Snyder has served in numerous cyberspace operations-related positions, including Director, Army Cyberspace Operations and Integration Center, U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, from September 2016 to July 2018; Commander, 93rd Signal Brigade, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, from August 2014 to August 2016; J5 (Plans and Policy), CYBERPAC, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii; and Commander, 30th Signal Battalion, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. His other previous command and staff assignments include Chief of Operations and Signal Observer-Trainer, Battle Command Training Program, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Battalion S3 and later, Executive Officer, 440th Signal Battalion, Darmstadt, Germany; Executive Officer to the C6, CJTF-7, Baghdad, Iraq; Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York; and Company Commander, 999th Signal Company, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He began his Army career with the 307th Signal Battalion, Camp Carroll, Korea, as a platoon leader.
Col. Snyder’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with one Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)), the Bronze Star Medal (with one OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with four OLCs), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (with one OLC)), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with one OLC), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Superior Unit Award (with one OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the NATO Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon (three tours).