Maj. Gen. Ryan Heritage, formerly commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and Western Recruiting Region, officially assumed new duties as head of the Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER) at a ceremony held Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy, DVIDSHub reported.
He succeeds Lt. Gen. Matthew Glavy, who will transition to a new role as USMC's deputy commandant for information. In his new capacity, Heritage will lead MARFORCYBER and its operations in the cyber domain to ensure the security of enterprise and joint force networks.
He will also lead the Marine Corps Forces Space Command, a component of the Space Command established to deliver operational assistance to the Fleet Marine Force.
“I am excited to return to the cyber domain and look forward to being part of this command’s legacy of great people, strategy and a culture of winning,” Heritage said.