2022 Impact Award

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Colonel Candice Frost

JIOC Commander

United States Cyber Command 

Colonel Candice Frost

JIOC Commander

United States Cyber Command

Candice E. Frost is the Joint Intelligence Operations Center Commander at the United States Cyber Command. As the commander, Colonel Frost leads over 200 employees from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), National Security Agency, and Department of Defense, to provide and produce intelligence required to direct, operate, and secure Department of Defense networks, systems, and data; deter or defeat strategic threats to U.S. interests and infrastructure; and support achievement of Joint Force Commanders objectives.

Before serving in her current role, Colonel Frost was the Director of Foreign Intelligence with the Headquarters of the Army Staff, G-2. She was responsible for daily briefings of the future strategic environment to the Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Army G2.

Colonel Frost’s commitment to national security includes three decades of public service. Her career in intelligence and cyber, includes operational tours of duty in the Balkans, multiple deployments to Afghanistan, and currently, her work at Fort Meade. Candice was instrumental in the integration of women into combat arms and served close to half of her career in infantry divisions. Colonel Frost is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University teaching masters students in the Security Studies Program. She has spoken and instructed at colleges and universities to include Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Universities of Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. She also briefed the National Intelligence Council and spoke at conferences like RSA and the Billington Summit about technology and national security.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Colonel Frost holds masters degrees from Central Michigan University and the United States Army School of Advance Military Studies. Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, and Combat Action Badge. She is also the recipient of the Billington Cybersecurity Workforce Development Award, Business Council for Peace Lifetime Mentorship Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in Muscatine, Iowa.

She is a member of the Executive Advisory Council for AFCEA DC. COL Frost is the past recipient of numerous fellowships, including Seminar XXI at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Army War College Fellowship with the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Fellowship. Colonel Frost pivots in 2023 from the United States Army after more than twenty-five years of service.