Wing Vice-Admiral Arnaud Coustilliere left active service on August 31, 2020 after a long career in maritime and digital operations.

It left a strong imprint on the Ministry of the Armed Forces as the first COMCYBER (2011/2017) and first DGNUM (2017/2020).

He is currently a Cyber and Digital Senior Advisor to various clusters, organizations and companies; he is particularly dedicated to promoting a trusted digital and the various aspects of cyber defence.

In addition to an on-board maritime career marked by the command of several combat ships, he has spent more than twenty years modernizing the information systems and digital systems of the Ministry of the Armed Forces.

In particular, he was the Navy’s CIO from 2006 to 2008, then in charge from 2009 to 2011 of the project to create the Cyberdefence Capability of the Armed Forces and its rise to power, and then its first commander from 2011 to 2017 (OGCYBER-COMCYBER).

Finally, from 2017 to 2020, he created the DGNUM: responsible for the governance of CIS and the ministerial administration of the department’s data, the control of its digital security and the orchestration of its digital transformation.