Robert E. Rue
Hello, my name is Robert Rue and I am a 2010 Grantham University MBA graduate as well as a 2011 Liberty University Master of Arts (Management and Leadership) graduate and am currently in a Doctor of Business Administration program with Wilmington University. I possess the Certified Ethical Hackerv8 (C|EH), Security +, Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), and the Global Information Assurance Certification Security Leadership Certificate (GSLC) IT certifications. I am married with three children and am a retired military officer with over 20 years of service. I enjoy teaching because of the opportunity it presents to be a part of faculty/staff that are committed and dedicated to the success of the student. I am also a Philadelphia Eagles and Texas Longhorn football fan and an avid runner.
- M.A. - Master of Arts in Information Tech Mngt, Webster University
- M.A. - Master of Arts in Management and Leadership, Liberty University
- MGMT 436: Strategic Management
MGMT 325 (Social Responsibility and Ethics in Management)
I served as a technology director in a combat zone and was required to brief my commanders on the status of my communications efforts once every two weeks. The bi-weekly conference included stakeholders and command teams from all over the province and numbered roughly 30 people. I answered questions regarding the status of outposts that were shutting down as well as internal communications initiatives. I conducted several decision briefs and won the support of command teams from every corner of the province because I provided easy to read and understand briefs that translated complex technical jargon into language a lay person could absorb.
My team implemented the Solarwinds network monitoring tool for our United States and Afghanistan network, constructed and deployed a disaster recovery server with high availability and real-time replication, and developed a server diagnostic checklist for periodic audits. I developed a lengthy continuity of operations plan for my unit that involved assets covering two states and was required to comply with DoD and other federal regulations in addition to cyber security compliance visits. I wrote cyber security policies, memos, and troubleshooting guides for the Third Infantry Division Commanding General when I served as the Computer Network Defense Officer in Charge which included wire and LAN diagrams, seating charts, and building schematics.
My team and I amassed the best information security record out of the seven provinces under Regional command South IN Afghanistan for which I was awarded the Bronze Star and the Australian Silver Commendation (Bronze Star equivalent). I was responsible for the information security of all the above mentioned networks and used networking tools such as 802.1x, port security, and Access Control Lists, as well as server based tools such as multi-factor authentication, Public Key Infrastructure, ePolicy Orchestrator by McAfee and the related Host Based Security System in addition to Active Directory Group Policy.
I routinely provided cost-benefit analyses to my commanders for equipment I needed to requisition to provide more capabilities for the organization. The largest project involved moving the entire warzone IT infrastructure that supported over 1,000 users from one part of the compound to the other without losing IT or telecommunications capabilities. I developed the plan, gained approval from both of my Colonels that oversaw the province (one American, one Australian), and supervised the implementation of the plan. I had to acquire the help of an outside wire and cable team, miles of cable, construction crews, and equipment while following an aggressive timeline for completion. We finished the project within scope, on time, and within budget while suffering no loss of capabilities or degrading the commander's ability to command.
Memberships and Credentials
2011 Global Information Assurance Certification Security Leadership Certificate (GIAC GSLC)
2011 CompTia Security +
2011 MCITP: Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional; Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Administrator
2011 SSCP: (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner
2012 CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate
2015 C|EH: ECCouncil Certified Ethical Hacker
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
2012 US Army Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service
2012 Australian Army Silver Commendation for Meritorious Service
2010 Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society (Grantham University)
2010 US Army Commendation Medal for Training Excellence
2007 US Army Signal Corps Kilbourne Award for Leadership