LtCol Joël Gourio is the Education and Training Branch Chief, he joined the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in July 2019. Prior to this appointment, LtCol Gourio served as Chief Information Officer, in French Joint Headquarter, Paris (September 2016 to June 2019).
From 1989, LtCol Gourio served in several French Communication and Information commands as Signal or Cyber subject matter expert, researcher, chief operations or unit commanders. He dealt with deployable, static or airborne assets. During his career, he has been deployed 4 times from Sudan to Iraq or Afghanistan and has participated to numerous NATO Response Force certification and training exercises. He has been also posted to NATO positions 2 times.
LtCol Gourio was awarded of French Legion of Honor and National Merit Order medals.