Stephen Gary

MCPA Order of Thor Medal

Steve “Scuba” Gary teaches in the School of Information Intelligence Studies MS program. He is an Assistant Professor of Practice with background and expertise in intelligence, specifically cyber intelligence. His academic interests are intelligence, cyber intelligence, cyber security, cyber operations, and analysis tools and methods. He does research for and networks with many organizations in the Tampa Bay area. Prior to joining the USF faculty, Steve developed, and served as Chief of, the Cyber Intelligence Support Element at U.S. Special Operations Command; as Deputy Division Chief (Cyber) at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service/93rd Intelligence Squadron; as Cryptologic Support Team Officer in Charge (Cyber) for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq; and as an Adjunct Instructor at Joint Special Operations University. He was a highly-decorated career intelligence officer and Russian Linguist/Interpreter in the U.S. Air Force and a Reserve Police Officer for the Biloxi (MS) Police Department. Steve earned a B.S. degree from Regents College and an M.S. in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He currently holds a Security+ certification (CompTIA).

Awarded: 2016