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Army Chief Warrant Officer is First Cyber Joint Instructor
Posted: 02/24/2014 by AFIT Public Affairs

United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 4, Elbert Peak, is the first joint instructor for the Cyberspace Professional Continuing Education courses conducted at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton Ohio.

Chief Peak, who has proudly served 24 years in the US Army, brings cyberspace operational experience from the joint, operational, and tactical levels in penetration testing, computer forensics, intrusion detection, incident handling, and systems integration.   

Chief Peak received a Master’s of Science degree in Software Engineering from California State University, Fullerton, a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland.  He holds fourteen technical certifications including CISSP, GSEC, GSNA, Security+, Network+, A+, and MCP.  His recent research interests include: cyber operations, reverse engineering malware, network penetration testing, and software measurement and testing.

Cyber 200 and Cyber 300 courses, conducted by the Center for Cyberspace Research at AFIT, are senior and master cyber professional rating courses designed for all Department of Defense (DOD) cyberspace professionals. The courses are centrally focused on providing students with an understanding of the integration and application of cyberspace capabilities, as well as the design, development, and acquisition of cyberspace systems. They also explore cyber asset capabilities, limitations, vulnerabilities and employment in joint military operations. Cyber 200/300 courses are continually updated to provide DOD cyberspace professionals with current, cutting-edge curriculum material keeping pace with rapidly changing cyberspace operations.

The Center for Cyberspace Research, the Air Force’s only cyberspace technical center of excellence, is chartered to lead in the growth of the Air Force and DOD cyber workforce and provide operationally-focused technical solutions. This is accomplished through AFIT’s award-winning faculty providing students with exceptional graduate education, research leadership and professional continuing education.  As the Air Force and DOD continue to grow its cyber workforce, the Cyber 200 and Cyber 300 courses allow for rapid assimilation to the cyberspace operational domain.