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Cyber Warfare Operations

Overview: The mission statement of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and win...in 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

AFSC: 17SX

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

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor of Science (or graduate) degree in one of the following disciplines; computer science; cyberspace security; electrical, computer or systems engineering; physics; mathematics; information systems; or information security/assurance is highly desireable for entrants into this field
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve 
  • Eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance

Training:

  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the nine week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required 
  • Undergrad Cyber Training (UCT) - 23 weeks at Keesler AFB, MS 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers