WASHINGTON, DC —
On Feb. 7, 2019 the 33rd Be Everything You Are (BEYA), Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Conference was held at Washington Marriott Wardman Park to recognize leaders in STEM. Col. Douglas Lemott Jr., the commanding officer of Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group (MCCOG), Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command was among those leaders to be recognized.
Prior to taking the position of commanding officer of MCCOG, Lemott served as the Executive Assistant to the Acting Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, and the Principal Deputy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer. While holding the position, Lemott received the Defense Superior Service Medal for his contributions to the success of the Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer.
Lemott has spent his career working with Marine Corps communication systems, technology and information and earned his Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy.
During the 33rd BEYA Stars and Stripes Event, Lemott received the 2019 Stars and Stripes United States Marine Corps Award for serving with distinction while supporting the Marine Corps’ efforts in mentorship, diversity and value based service to the nation and his contributions as a leader who is shaping the future of STEM. During next year’s BEYA Stars and Stripes Event, the Marine Corps will be the featured service.
“I am absolutely honored by the recognition,” said Lemott responding to Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy the commander of Marine Forces Cyberspace Command. “As with any accolade, it is not an individual effort but more a representation of the great talent and effort that surrounds the individual.”
Lemott remains humble and credits his success, not only to himself, but to those individuals that surround and influence him.
As warfighting and the cyberspace domain evolve, the need for professionals in the STEM community increases in the Marine Corps. Recently the 17XX Cyberspace Operations Occupational field was created and the Marine Corps is looking for more individuals like Lemott to join the fight.