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No Nominee to Fill Top Marine Corps Information Post After Former Pick Assigned to Different Job

April 23, 2024

Mark Pomerleau


U.S. Marines assigned to Defensive Cyberspace Operations – Internal Defensive Measures Company, 9th Communication Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, review network configurations in the current operations tent at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 1, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Cutler Brice)

By Mark Pomerleau, DefenseScoop / April 22, 2024

A general officer previously tapped to serve as the Marine Corps’ top information official will no longer be assuming that role and no new nominee has been selected to fill the post, according to a spokesperson.

In March 2023, the Department of Defense announced that Maj. Gen. Ryan Heritage had been nominated to serve as the next deputy commandant for information. However, a release from the Marine Corps last month noted that after Heritage relinquished command of Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command to Maj. Gen. Joseph Matos, he would be going on to serve as the director of operations, J-3, at U.S. Cyber Command.

Although the Senate confirmed him for his third star in December, a decision was made that Heritage would not take the deputy commandant job, but instead would go to Cybercom, the spokesperson said.

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