Military Cyber Security Officers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Cyber security officers are responsible for protecting military networks and the country against cyber attacks from enemy forces. Cyber security officers provide the Military with a source of expertise for the proper employment, support, and defense of strategic and tactical information networks. They oversee information assurance programs and help protect our nation’s cyber capabilities.

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Work Environment

Cyber security officers work in offices or in command and control centers on land or aboard ships.

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Cyber Security Officers in the Military

11,869

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Salary

Average Salary

$81,039

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 52%
  • Associate's degree 20%
  • Master's degree 10%
  • Some college 9%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Cyber security officers may have an education in computer science or a related field. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. In addition, cyber security officers receive specialized training, both on-the-job and in the classroom. Job-specific training content may include: Team leadershipAnalyzing informationPreparing technical productsPlanning and systems employment for DoD information networksDefensive cyberspace operationsAdvanced communication architecturesProject and contract management

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Engineering and Technology
  • English Language
  • Telecommunications
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