Major General Patricia Frost, U.S. Army Retired, is the Director of Cyber for Partners in Performance America. She manages operational risk in the cyber domain for industry partners, coaches cyber operational readiness for corporate leaders, and leads organisational behavioral change to increase cyber resiliency.
Prior to retiring from active duty service in August 2018, Patricia was the first Director of Cyber, Electronic Warfare, and Information Operations for the Department of the Army. She led the Army’s development of strategy, policy, and resourcing for these critical disciplines. In this capacity, she also led the Army’s efforts to cyber harden its most critical weapons systems; built an operational cyber resiliency programme for the Army’s installations as the internet of things continues to evolve, and led the planning and development of the U.S. Department of Defense Persistent Cyber Training Environment. Patricia has served in staff, leadership and command positions from the platoon to two-star level, including deployments as a senior intelligence officer.
Patricia’s service at the tactical level as a Military Intelligence Officer includes Light, Mechanised, and Airborne units in the U.S., Europe, the Indo-Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. Her service at the strategic level includes the National Security Agency, Department of the Army Staff, a Combatant Command and an Army Service Component Command in the Pacific, and Major Army Command with Intelligence and Security.