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Shawn William Lonergan
Shawn W. Lonergan is an active-duty major in the United States Army and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University where he researches state interaction in cyberspace, Internet governance, cyber security, cyber arms control, and cyber ethics. Before enrolling at Columbia, he worked in cyber operations for the US government. Following the completion of a 15-month deployment to Iraq in 2008, he was recruited to help the U.S. Army stand up its first provisional cyber battalion. In this capacity, he commanded two of the unit’s expeditionary cyber operations companies. Major Lonergan holds two master’s degrees from Columbia and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he is an assistant professor in the Academy’s distinguished Department of Social Sciences and a research scientist in the Army Cyber Institute. For his service, he has been awarded the Bronze Star, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command MacArthur Leadership Award, given annually to a single officer for superb leadership. Additionally, he won the 2013 Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 national collegiate competition. He is a term-member to the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the new leader's program at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and a former fellow of the Madison Policy Forum, the Fordham Law School Center on National Security Law, and the Columbia Law School Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security. Additionally, he has been awarded the Computer Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.