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In the cyber realm, anonymous attacks occur at near light speed every day. Here, the Guard’s growing cyber force fights on the frontlines of this digital domain. Cyber Soldiers are trained to execute offensive cyberspace operations, conduct computer network defense, and detect malicious activity on the electromagnetic battlefield, using advanced military networks and cyber weapon systems.

 

Cyber Soldiers learn skills that make them immensely valuable in the civilian sector, which may include certifications in networks, security, and ethical hacking. These elite Soldiers dominate the fiber-optic fight and keep cyber threats on their heels.

  • 17C Cyber Operations Specialist

    OVERVIEW
    Cyber operations specialists execute defensive and offensive cyberspace operations (DCO and OCO). Cyber operations specialists ensure the freedom of maneuver within the cyberspace domain and deny the same to adversaries.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Perform cyber attacks/defenses
    • Cyber intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance actions on specified systems and networks
    • Conduct network terrain audits, penetration testing, basic digital forensics data analysis, and software threat analysis
    • React to cyberspace events, employ cyberspace defense infrastructure capabilities, collect basic digital forensics data, provide incident response impact assessments and produce network security posture assessments


    REQUIREMENTS

    Those who wish to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

    TRAINING
    Job training for a cyber operations specialist requires completing 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and two phases of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Phase one is located in Corry Station, FL for 25 weeks and phase two is located in Fort Gordon, GA for 20 weeks.

    Some of the skills you'€™ll learn are:

     

    • Conducting defensive cyberspace operations
    • Conducting offensive cyberspace operations
    • Analyzing information


    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
    • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Capability to bear numerous responsibilities


    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    General Technical (GT) : 110, Skilled Technical (ST) : 112
    Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

     

    COMPENSATION
    Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.


    EDUCATION BENEFITS

    In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

     

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in certain government agencies, as well as jobs in private electronic/communication companies.

  • 25D Cyber Network Defender

    OVERVIEW
    The cyber network defender performs specialized computer network defense duties, including infrastructure support, incident response, auditing and managing. The cyber network defender also protects against and detects unauthorized activity in the cyberspace domain and uses a variety of tools to analyze and respond to attacks.

    JOB DUTIES

    • Tests, implements and deploys infrastructure hardware and software
    • Responds to crisis or urgent situations within the network to mitigate immediate and potential cyber threats
    • Uses defensive measures and information collected from a variety of sources to identify, analyze, and report events that occur or might occur within the network in order to protect information, information systems, and networks from threats
    • Provides detailed analysis reports as necessary
    • Uses mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery approaches as needed.
    • Conducts assessments of threats and vulnerabilities


    REQUIREMENTS
    In order to qualify as a cyber network defender, the successful candidate must have:

     

    • An SSG, MOS immaterial, with at least four years of experience in IA and IT. This experience must be verified by the personnel development officer
    • Top Secret Security Clearance
    • Contact your recruiter for additional requirements


    TRAINING
    Job training for 25D Cyber Network Defender is conducted under the auspices of the USA Signal School at Fort Gordon, GA. Contact your commanding officer for inquiries regarding waivers.

    Some of the skills you'll learn are:

     

    • Conducting defensive cyberspace operations
    • Conducting offensive cyberspace operations
    • Analyzing information

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence
    • Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
    • Ability to make quick decisions
    • Capability to bear numerous responsibilities

    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
    General Technical (GT) : 105, Skilled Technical (ST) : 105
    Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

    COMPENSATION
    Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

    EDUCATION BENEFITS
    In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in certain government agencies, as well as jobs in private electronic/communication companies.

     

  • 29E Electronic Warfare Specialist

    OVERVIEW

    The electronic warfare specialist advises and assists the commander on electronic warfare operations. This person makes use of electromagnetic and directed energy to control the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) and defeat the enemy through planning, coordination, integration, and execution of electronic attack (EA), electronic protection (EP), and electronic support (ES).

     

    JOB DUTIES

    • Planning and execution of electronic warfare operations
    • Targeting adversary's electronic systems
    • Defeat adversary's electronic systems

     

    REQUIREMENTS

    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

     

    TRAINING

    Job training for Electronic Warfare Specialist requires 9 weeks Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions. 

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

     

    • Radio wave theory
    • Planning and execution of Electronic Warfare operations
    • Determining proper frequencies

     

    HELPFUL SKILLS

    • Ability to work as a team member
    • Perform strenuous physical activities
    • Interest in computers and technology

     

    REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

    Surveillance & Communications (SC): 100, Electronics (EL): 100, Skilled Technical (ST): 100 

     

    COMPENSATION

    Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay and vacation time.

     

    EDUCATION BENEFITS

    In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. 

     

    FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

    The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in certain government agencies, as well as jobs in private electronic/communication companies.

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