Darkblade Systems Cyber Program Manager and CMMC Registered Practitioner (RP) Tony Good was honored on May 7, 2021 as part of a rededication ceremony of the former 704th Military Intelligence Brigade Cyber Center, now officially rededicated as the Army’s MSG (Ret) Anthony R. Good Cyber Instruction Center at Fort Meade, Maryland. This in-person ceremony was attended by Brigade Commander Colonel Galen Kane, Brigade Command Sergeant Major Annette Reed, and other US military leaders and partners at Fort Meade.
Army MSG (Ret) Tony Good was part of the initial team that started building this training capability in 2016, in response to a lack of dedicated technical training resources available to US Army Soldiers in the face of an ever-changing cyber battlefield. As the effort quickly gained traction, it initially trained Army Soldiers but eventually expanded to include Air Force, Navy, Marine and Coast Guard service members and even government civilians working at Fort Meade. “I am truly honored by this gesture and appreciate everything the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade has done to fully realize this capability and make it available to all of our Nation’s cyber professionals in training,” Good stated. “I initially thought the hardest part would be getting this idea off the ground, but it pales in comparison to the time, effort, and resources that the Brigade team and its partners have put forth to fully realize this capability and make this both the hands-on training center and virtual training platform the US military needs to counter our adversaries and protect America.”
The Good Cyber Center is comprised of six training centers which includes a hardware learning and test lab, hundreds of desktop and server computers, miles of networking cable and a custom-built cyber training curriculum geared toward producing the Nation’s premiere Cyber Defenders, Operators, Analysts and Technicians.