15 Facts About Paul Nakasone


Paul Miki Nakasone is a four-star general in the United States Army who serves as the commander of United States Cyber Command.

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Paul Nakasone serves concurrently as the director of the National Security Agency and as chief of the Central Security Service.

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Paul Nakasone took command of the United States Second Army and Army Cyber Command in October 2016, until the Second Army's inactivation in March 2017.

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Paul Nakasone is the son of Edwin M Nakasone, a second-generation Japanese American and a retired United States Army colonel who served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II, and Mary Anne Nakasone .

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Paul Nakasone grew up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and attended White Bear High School.

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Paul Nakasone is married to Susan S Nakasone, and has four children.

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Paul Nakasone attended St John's University, where he received a commission as military intelligence officer in 1986 through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program.

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Paul Nakasone attended the University of Southern California, the National Defense Intelligence College, and the United States Army War College, earning a Master's degree from each institution.

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Paul Nakasone is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

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Paul Nakasone has commanded at the company, battalion, and brigade levels.

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Paul Nakasone served in foreign assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea, and has served as a senior intelligence officer at the battalion, division, and corps levels.

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Paul Nakasone has twice served as a staff officer for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was the director of intelligence, J2, for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

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Paul Nakasone was given control of United States Cyber Command's Joint Task Force-ARES, a task-force designed to coordinate electronic counter-terrorist activities against the Islamic State.

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In January 2018, it was reported that Nakasone was on the list of potential replacements for outgoing NSA Director Michael S Rogers.

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In May 2022, Nakasone was asked to remain as the head of U S Cyber Command and the National Security Agency until 2023.

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