Head of Data Management and Defensive Cyberspace Operations
Executive Officer of the 124th Cyber Protection Battalion; Head of Data Management and Defensive Cyberspace Operations for MoneyGram Intl.
Major Gregory Ogdahl is the 124th Cyber Protection Battalion (CPB) Executive Officer (XO). As the executive officer, and second-in-command, he is the key staff integrator and responsible for directing efforts associated with the logistical, administrative, and fiscal management; communicates as a liaison between the Commander, staff, and subordinate units; directs staff coordination to align the Commander’s intent as well as supporting subordinate unit success; ensures the best quality of life for Soldiers and their families; develops subordinate leaders through an active professional development program, emphasizing coaching, counseling, and mentoring; responsible for maintenance and accountability. Major Ogdahl completed three tours of duty under the United States Cyber Command.
Major Ogdahl has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Computer Information Systems from St. Cloud State University and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. He is a joint qualified officer (level 2) and holds multiple military occupation specialties: cyber officer, information operations, signal officer, and systems administration. Additional skill identifiers include joint planner, strategic studies graduate, and cyber mission force service.
In his civilian occupation, he is the Head of Data Management and Defensive Cyberspace Operations for MoneyGram International. In this dual hatted role, he is responsible for enterprise-wide governance and utilization of information as an asset, via data processing, analysis, data mining, information trading and other means. (i.e. Chief Data Officer) and is responsible for understanding, tracking, and communicating vulnerabilities, cyber intelligence, and adversaries targeting MGI’s cyber terrain.