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February 15, 2022 33 min
In this episode of the GO Tanium Tech Stories Podcast I get to interview a relatively new team member Colonel Ed J. Debish (Ret.)

After retirement from the US Marines as Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group, he brought his expertise to our Customer Success team.

We discuss how Tanium helped keep the communications of the MCCOG safe, secure, and fluid. (You'll have to listen to decipher that acronym. :-))

How one of his reports used Tanium to uncover latent performance issues on some aging endpoints so that they could be remediated before they caused problems.

He also gives his insight on how he found advocates to aid him in transforming the way his team worked through a digital transformation.

Colonel Debish was commissioned a second lieutenant after graduating from the University of Oklahoma in August 1994. After completing the Basic Communications Officers Course in 1996, he served as a communications officer in numerous and diverse assignments.
Assignments in the Fleet Marine Force include: Operational Platoon Commander, Marine Air Control Squadron 1; S-6 Officer, Combat Service Support Battalion 18; Executive Officer and Commanding Officer, 1st FSSG Communications Company; Commanding Officer, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38; Executive Officer, Marine Air Control Group 38; Asst Chief of Staff G-6, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing; Asst Chief of Staff G-6, III Marine Expeditionary Force; and Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group.
Assignments in the Supporting Establishment include: Communications Division Head, Marine Aviation Weapons Tactics Squadron 1; Capabilities and Integrations Officer and Deputy Branch Head, HQMC Combat Development and Integration; and Military Faculty Advisor, Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
Joint Duty Assignments include: Information Operations Planner, Joint Information Operations Warfare Command, US Strategic Command.
Combat Operations Include: Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 1 (2003), 2004-1, 2006-2, and 2007-2.
Education: Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course; Joint and Combined Warfighting School; Army's Command and General Staff College; Marine Corps War College earning a Master of Strategic Studies; Central Michigan University earning a Master of Science in Administration; and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma.
He retired on Oct 01, 2021 after serving 27 years of active service. Since retiring, he joined Tanium as a Director, Customer Engagement – Public Sector.
He is married to Barbara and they have two children; Ryan (20 years old) and Tyler (18 years old). Lastly, he is a joint-qualified officer, whose personal awards include the Legion of Merit with gold star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
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