Dec 06 2021

Colonel Jeffrey ‘JPL’ Lipson Retires from the U.S. Marine Corps After 32 Years

PHILADELPHIA, PA, December 4, 2021 – We at Layer 8 Security are proud to announce that our CEO and Co-Founder Colonel Jeffrey P. Lipson was just retired from the United States Marine Corps after 32 years of honorable service during the longest running wars in our country’s history.

On Saturday December 4, the officiating party from Marine Forces Reserve gathered at the Union League of Philadelphia, to officially retire Colonel (Retired) Jeff Lipson in front of family, friends and Marines that Jeff served with over the last three decades.

Of the last 32 years, Jeff has served in active and reserve operations spanning from the Middle East, to Africa, in Europe, all over the U.S. including locally at Marine Aircraft Group-49 in Willow Grove, PA and Ft. Dix New Jersey. Jeff held roles within communications, civil affairs, intelligence, and most recently in cyber warfare where he was a founding member of Marine Forces Cyber Command.

Jeff was then hand selected by the Commander of Marine Forces Reserve to create the first cyber forces for the Select Marine Corps Reserve for which he was recently presented with a Legion of Merit.

“I was honored that so many Marines, Sailors and Airmen that have been an integral part of my career, came from far and wide to celebrate this milestone with me and my family. As I mentioned in my remarks to guests, the most important part of any career, are the relationships formed. Our legacy is dependent on the camaraderie, fellowship, and continuity of these as one chapter ends and the next begins. I look forward to bringing the same energy and enthusiasm to the Layer 8 Security Team as we continue to accomplish amazing things.”

“I’ve been working with Jeff in the military and the private sector off and on for 15 years, “said Kevin Hyde, Major, USMCR, and President at Layer 8 Security. “He’s been serving in high profile positions that carry with it an extra time commitment, and I’m confident he’s looking forward to having much of that time back to focus on Layer 8 Security. Proud of you and your service, brother!”

About Layer 8 Security

Layer 8 Security is a comprehensive cybersecurity services company that is focused on keeping businesses in business. The staff received extensive experience and training from operations serving in the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, DoD, Special Operations, Defense and Private Industries. We served at home and abroad, and many of us still serve our country today in the military Reserve. Now we’re bringing the best of breed practices to the commercial marketplace. Our team has decades of experience servicing complex, multifaceted IT Security needs in warfare, private industry, and government.