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Cyber Warfare Operations

Overview: The mission statement of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and air, space and cyberspace. The emerging 21st Century battleground is cyberspace; the computer networks and communication systems that manage our national defense and almost every aspect of our lives. Cyber Warfare Operations officers supervise the ongoing challenge of preventing attacks on these systems. 

Position:  Officer


Specific Tasks:

  • Plan, develop and maintain cyber architectures and standards 
  • Plan and supervise networks to include establishment, operations, information assurance and defense 
  • Perform, supervise, or direct weapons system employment and associated crew activities
  • Ensure operational readiness of crew by conducting or supervising mission specific training
  • 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