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Network Operations Officer

Overview:  Network Operations Officers are responsible for the planning, supervision and security of the vast array of Air Force Reserve computer, communications, operations and tracking systems. They focus on two key areas, Cyber Control (operations) and Cyber Defense (security).

Position:  Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Translate operational requirements into architectural and technical solutions. Work with commanders to deliver complete capabilities that include technical and procedural components.
  • Research or oversee research of technologies and advise commanders on associated risks and mitigation factors in conjunction with meeting requirements
  • Conduct or supervise training of crewmembers. Ensure operational readiness of crew by conducting or supervising mission specific training
  • Direct extension, employment, reconfiguration, adaptation and creation of portions of cyberspace to assure mission success for combatant commanders. This includes both deliberate and crisis action scenarios
  • Develop plans and policies, monitor operations, and advise commanders


  • A Bachelor of Science (or graduate) degree in one of the following disciplines: computer science or computer technology; cyberspace security; electrical, communications, computer, industrial or systems engineering; physics; mathematics; information systems, statistics or accounting; is mandatory or desired for 90% of entrants into this field
  • Prior service 1B4 or 1N4X1A commissioning Airmen will be accepted regardless of undergraduate degree possessed
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve 
  • Eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance


  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the nine week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required