Maine cyber detachment mobilizing to Fort Gordon

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AUGUSTA, ME (07/11/2023) (readMedia)-- Nine soldiers from Maine's 146th Cyber Warfare Company (CWC) are mobilizing to Fort Gordon, Georgia, this month in support of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) for approximately one year.

"Our world is changing rapidly, and so is the battlefield," said Col. Michael Steinbuchel, deputy chief of staff for information management. "That means the total Army – active and reserve components – is having to evolve to meet cyber threats to our national security head on. We're proud to have the 146th in Maine and for what they bring to the fight."

"As always, we are indebted to our military families and employers for their constant support," said Maj. Gen. Douglas Farnham, Maine's adjutant general. "Our business model doesn't work without you. We support our state and nation's call whenever it comes, however it comes, and you are a key part of our success."

The mission of ARCYBER is to integrate and conduct cyberspace operations, electromagnetic warfare, and information operations in order to ensure decision dominance and freedom of action for friendly forces in the cyber domain. Additionally, ARCYBER works to deny the same advantages to adversaries.

The 146th CWC was stood up in November of 2017. Maine is home to Detachment 2 of the company, with the remainder of the unit assigned to the Massachusetts Army National Guard. The company is part of the larger 126th Cyber Protection Battalion, also based in Massachusetts.

Members of the 146th, alongside other Maine Army and Air personnel, were part of a real-world U.S. response to Maine's partner nation of Montenegro in the fall of 2022, when the country suffered a cyber attack on government networks.


146th Cyber Warfare Company, Maine Army National Guard


The Public Affairs Office will host a Zoom interview with a unit member tomorrow, July 12, at 11:00AM for interested members of the press. 


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Media are reminded that because of the sensitive nature of cyber operations, releasable mission-specific details are very limited. However, media are welcome to ask questions on how an Army cyber warfare unit is generally structured, types of training they perform, etc, as well as personal questions related to the interviewee's service and/or civilian career.

More information on ARCYBER can be found at:

More information on U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) can be found at:

Pictured are members of the 146th in a unit photo taken following an awards ceremony for the Fall 2022 Montenegro cyber response. Maine National Guard photo by Maj. Carl Lamb / Released