Executive leader development, talent management, strategic and operational planning, cyber operational readiness and resiliency, senior intelligence analyst, organizational development, and crisis management.
Patricia is currently Director of Cyber at Partners in Performance America where she manages operational risk in the cyber domain for industry partners, coaches cyber operational readiness for corporate leaders and leads organizational behavioral change to increase cyber resiliency. Patricia’s most recent duty assignment prior to retiring from active duty service in 2018 was as the first Director of Cyber, Electronic Warfare and Information Operations for the Department of the Army. There she led the Army’s development of strategy, policy and the budget ($2.5B) for these critical disciplines. In this capacity, she also led the Army’s efforts to recruit and develop cyber talent and cyber harden its most critical weapons systems; built an operational cyber resiliency program for the Army’s installations as the internet of things continues to evolve; and led the planning and development of the U.S. Department of Defense Persistent Cyber Training Environment.
As Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Cyber Command from 2014-16, she was responsible for developing the Army’s talent management program for cyber professionals and training, building and equipping the Army’s offensive and defensive cyber force. She also led the effort for the design and build of U.S. Army Cyber Command’s new operational headquarters facility ($110M) at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Patricia has three decades of global intelligence experience serving in senior intelligence positions in the Indo-Asia-Pacific and Middle East including three combat tours. She has led enterprise efforts at the highest levels of the U.S. government to develop talent, facilitate information sharing, and ensure problem solving between strategic and operational military organizations and their interagency and international partners. She is a strategic intelligence and cyber leader and subject matter expert in real time, high technology intelligence, cyber and electronic warfare systems.
Spring 2018 Cyber Defense Review, “Tactical Considerations for a Commander to Fight and Win in the EMS”
Numerous speaking engagements to include speaking at the Chatham House, London in 2016
Various military awards to include two Bronze Star Medals for combat service in Afghanistan and Iraq
MSS, Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA
MA, Human Resources Development, Webster University, Kansas City, KS
MS, Strategic Intelligence, Post Graduate Intelligence Program, Bolling AFB, MD
BS, Political Science & Government, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Board advisor for Cybersecurity Forum Initiative and the Military Cyber Professionals Association
Advisory Council member for the National Technology Security Coalition- a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for CISOs
Patricia and her husband, Major General Malcolm Frost, U.S. Army Retired, served and commanded in combat at the same time and are passionate about work-life commitment and their teenage daughter.