Military Cyber Warfare Officers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Cyber warfare officers command crews in the use of cyber offensive tactics to target enemy or hostile adversary capabilities. They oversee mission planning, preparation, and crew training to ensure operational readiness. Cyber warfare officers operate cyberspace systems and direct crews in the use of these systems.

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Work Environment

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

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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Military Status

  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Cyber Warfare Officers in the Military

4,721

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Salary

Average Salary

$95,773

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 52%
  • Post baccalaureate 22%
  • Associate's degree 12%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • Some college 2%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 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 warfare 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 warfare officers receive specialized training, both on-the-job and in the classroom. Job-specific training content may include: Electronics theory, information technology, telecommunications, and supervisory and control systems Team leadershipAnalyzing informationPreparing technical productsPlanning and systems employment for DoD information networksDefensive cyberspace operationsAdvanced communication architecturesProject and contract managementElectronics theory, information technology, telecommunications, and supervisory and control systems

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Telecommunications
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