Sergeant Major Amanda Draeger enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an Information Technology Specialist. She transitioned to Cyber Network Defender in 2014, and Cyber Operations Specialist in 2015. Her past assignments include the Cyber Protection Brigade, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (Cyber), and Army Cyber Command.
She holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, emphasis in Security, from Western Governors University, and a Masters of Science in Information Security Engineering from SANS Technology Institute. She has numerous industry certifications, including GIAC Security Expert (GSE).
SGM Draeger's military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, and the Sergeants Major Academy. She is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.