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Women in the Military


Who's Defending America in Cyberspace?
By USBE Online
Apr 9, 2013, 13:24

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Lieutenant Colonel Deitra L. Trotter  is commander of the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion (Computer Network Operations).

After selection to the National Security Agency (NSA) Military Fellows Program, she served as a member of the personal staff for the director of the NSA and commander of the United States Cyber Command, later assuming command of the US Armyís first Cyber unit, the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion (Computer Network Operations). 

In October 2012, LTC Trotter became the lead for the nationís first Cyber National Mission Team, tasked with defense of the nation in cyberspace.

LTC Trotter enlisted in the United States Army in June 1990 as a Signals Intelligence Analyst. In 1992, she competed a series of boards, ultimately resulting in her selection as the Intelligence and Security Command Soldier of the Year. Soon after, she was recommended for Officer Candidate School.

She is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Staff and Services School, Joint Planning Course, Electronic Warfare Officers Course, the Strategist Course, the Defense Language Institute (Russian), the Instructor Training Course, Airborne and Air Assault Schools.   She received a Baccalaureate degree from the State University of New York in 1992 and a master's in political science from the University of Hawaii in 2000.

LTC Trotter is a member of the Association of the United States Army, Military Officers Association of America, National Board of the ROCKS, Inc., the Military Intelligence Corps Association, and a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta, a public service sorority.

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