Andrew Schoka

Andrew Schoka is a fifth-year Army ROTC Cadet at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and is a recipient of a 4-year Army ROTC scholarship.  Cadet Schoka is dual-majoring in Systems Engineering & Computational Modeling and Data Analytics, and is a native of Fairfax, Virginia.  A 2016 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Cadet Schoka is also an undergraduate employee with the Virginia Tech Hume Center for National Security and Technology.  While a member of the New River Battalion Army ROTC program, Cadet Schoka completed the Cadet Leaders Course, Cadet Troop Leadership Training, the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program, and US Army Airborne School.  During the summer of 2016, Cadet Schoka was selected to participate in the 12-week ROTC Cyber Operations Internship Program, and was assigned to the Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate of the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development, and Engineering Center.  He will be commissioning in May of 2017, and hopes to be branched as a Cyber officer.

Mad Scientist # 16: The US Army is moving to field the next generation of cyber warfighters, and the need to identify, train, and develop these cyber professionals is becoming increasingly critical.