Two Minnesota National Guard general officers chosen for key positions at U.S. Cyber Command

Oct. 1, 2020 (ST. PAUL, Minnesota) – U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Stefanie Horvath and Brig. Gen. Stephen Schemenauer have been selected for duty positions at U.S. Cyber Command beginning October 1, 2020.

“These two leaders are true examples of the depth and breadth of talent and diverse skillsets that live in the Minnesota National Guard,” said Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. “I’m confident they will represent our state well and contribute to the continued success of our nation’s cyberspace operations.”

Horvath will serve as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, U.S. Cyber Command and Schemenauer will serve as the Mobilization Assistant to the Director, J-2 U.S. Cyber Command. Schemenauer will also continue to serve as the Assistant Division Commander for Sustainment for the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.

Horvath currently serves as the Director of the Joint Staff for the Minnesota National Guard and works full-time for the State of Minnesota as the Chief Business Technology Officer for the Minnesota Boards, Councils and Commissions. Horvath was commissioned in 1991 and holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University, and a Master’s of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. She has industry recognized IT security certifications and recently completed coursework for a second Master’s degree in Cybersecurity.

“Being selected for this position at Cyber Command is an honor,” said Horvath, “I am excited to contribute to the national mission that directs and synchronizes cyberspace operations.”

Schemenauer currently serves as the Assistant Division Commander for Sustainment for the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division and is a Partner at Stinson LLP. Schemenauer enlisted into the U.S. military in 1991 and received his commission through the University of Wisconsin – Lacrosse ROTC program. Schemenauer holds a Juris Doctorate from the Hamline University School of Law.

 “Working at Cyber Command is an opportunity to be at the cutting edge of the cyber-intelligence world,” said Schemenauer.  “Positions like this give Guard members the chance to be part of the higher level military discussion.”

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