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Reservists Win Marine Corps “Capture The Flag” Cyber Games 2021

Marine reservists assigned to 6th Communication Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Corps Forces Reserve win second straight Marine Corps “Capture the Flag” Cyber Games conducted Nov. 1-5. 6th Comm Bn. Cyber Team won the competition with 3,300 points, with the accumulation of points achieved through capturing cyber flags varying in level of difficulty from apprentice to master level flags…
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Kiriden Benny, left, and Staff Sgt. Travis Nichols, Defensive Cyberspace Operations-Internal Defensive Measures, 6th Communication Battalion, compete to capture flags, earning points based off of varying levels of difficulty during the Marine Corps "Capture the Flag" Cyber Games 2021 at Fort Meade, Maryland, Nov. 5, 2021. 6th Comm Bn. Cyber Team won the competition with 3,300 points, demonstrating a combination of industry and Marine Corps experience as a recipe for success. The competition consisted of eight teams across the Marine Corps including representatives from each Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Forces Reserve and the Cyber Mission Force which encompasses Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, and Marine Corps Cyberspace Warfare Group. The Deputy Commandant for Information hosted the third iteration of the Marine Corps Cyber Games which focused on exercising skills related to offensive cyber operations.

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Author: Maj. Gregory Carroll

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