Jason M. Bender

Jason M. Bender is a retired Regular Army U.S. Army Field Artillery Lieutenant Colonel whose assignment at retirement was as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Cincinnati Army ROTC “Bearcat” Detachment, located at Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to assignment as PMS, he was the first Chief of Fires at U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army where he served as ARCYBER’s senior offensive cyberspace operations (OCO) planner to U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Central Command; as an OCO mentor and advisor for numerous Army and joint integration experiments and exercises, the Army Cyber Proponent, and the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence; and as a Strategy and Policy Planner. A MiTT/Combat Advisor veteran, he served as a division team executive officer and fires, personnel and civil affairs advisor to the Iraqi Army 10th Division (Infantry) in Dhi Qar, al-Muthanna, and Maysan provinces. He additionally served as the Staff Action Control Officer to the Combatant Commander and Chief of Staff at U.S. Forces Korea/Combined ROK-US Forces Command/United Nations Command, and as the Senior Fire Support Instructor and Maneuver Branch Chief (previously Fires Branch Chief) at the U.S. Army Aviation Center’s Combined Arms Division.

An intimate insight into the operating environment of the Army’s largest commissioning source.

This monograph is a revision of a paper submitted for consideration during the 2008 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College historical writing competition for CGSC Course 08-01.

The Cyberspace Operations Planner: Challenges to Education and Understanding of Offensive Cyberspace Operations.