Courtney Beard

Network Consulting Engineer

Cisco’s Global Services Practice in New York, New York

Courtney Beard is a Network Consulting Engineer with Cisco’s Global Services Practice in New York, New York.

A member of the New Jersey Air National Guard since 2007, she was deployed to Iraq for one year. In 2010, Courtney became the first  female airman to complete the 18-hour Army Cavalry Spur Ride, a grueling series of mental and physical tests.

Courtney participated in the first cohort of the Warrior to Cyber Warrior program, a cyber-security program for veterans. She is part of a family that has been serving in the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War.


Girl Scouts Wowed by Cisco Technology

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Members of my Global Delivery Center (GDC) Public Sector Team at Cisco’s campus in North Carolina recently spent an evening with more than 60 Girl Scouts, who all have a passion in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Girl Scouts, North Carolina Coastal Pines (GS-NCCP) serves girls and adults in 41 counties in central and […]

From Battlefield to the IT Field: My Story of Transition

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This blog originally appeared on the HuffingtonPost "We ask these men and women (veterans) to leave their families and their jobs and risk their lives to fight for...

Cisco Employee Honored as Military Veteran at the White House

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There are certain things in life most would consider “once in a lifetime” occurrences.  The feeling that you get when your dad releases his grip one last time – and...