FORT BELVOIR, Va. –
Senior leadership of the Virginia National Guard, 91st Cyber Brigade and Fort Belvoir broke ground on a new headquarters for the 91st Cyber Brigade Nov. 16, 2018, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
“The fact we’re here today is a testament to the hard work and the nation’s requirements that dictate what we’re trying to do,” said Maj. Gen. Timothy P Williams, the Adjutant General of Virginia. “It was a very short four years ago that we launched into this thing called ‘cyber.’ Not only did we grow this brigade and the subordinate battalions but then the hard work of the staff to start working on the facility.”
The new readiness center will be a 41,162 square foot facility that will serve as an administration and operations building, and construction is expected to be complete in August 2020.
“Today, we formally start this building for the 91st Cyber Brigade,” said Col. Adam Volant, commander of the 91st Cyber Brigade. “This recognized previous work to build the formation itself- the Soldiers, the equipment, the training, the readiness, and the actual capabilities that we bring to the warfighter. Many people have been a part of that and many of you are here today so thank you for that.”
“We look forward to being tenants here on Fort Belvoir,” Volant added. “We’ll be close to our partners here in Army Cyber and the PEO EIS [Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems] office. They’re long relationships we look to improve upon as we move forward.”
The 91st, currently based in Bowling Green, Virginia, was activated as the Army National Guard’s first cyber brigade Sept. 17, 2017, and provides training and readiness oversight for cyber units across 31 states and deploys personnel to meet the demands of growing cyber mission sets throughout the U.S. Army and Department of Defense.