Mr. Shawn Cardella joined the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2005 following his retirement from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service. Shawn is currently serving as the Chief of Cyber Operations and leads teams of cyber security specialists in a 24×7 time-sensitive Operations Center focused on discovering and countering cyber threats.
Shawn’s previous positions include Director for Advance and Intermediate Foreign Language Training and Director, Plans and Operations for DLIFLC. Mr. Cardella qualified as an Asia-Pacific region Foreign Area Officer with Korean and Spanish language proficiency.
Mr. Cardella holds two advanced degrees, a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts in Organizational Development from Norwich University. Shawn is a graduate of the Mid-Level Development Program and serves as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor specializing in Cyber Mentoring, Leader and Workforce Development and Team Building.