Blake Rhoades

CPT Blake Rhoades is a member of the Army Cyber Institute and an Instructor of International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences. From 2012-2013, he was the company commander of the Army's first Cyber National Mission Team at the 780th MI Brigade in Ft. Meade, MD, and has deployed twice as a signals intelligence platoon leader in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He holds an M.S. in Information Security Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. (Political Science) from the University of Alabama. He was recently selected as a 2016 Madison Policy Forum cybersecurity fellow. His research interests include Public policy, cyber, and national security.

Mad Scientist # 18: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the need for strategic broadening and policy education for mid-career Cyberspace leaders.