Cyber Warfare Officer - 17A


As a Cyber Warfare Officer, you will lead and conduct cyberspace operations within Army and Join Service formations. You'll utilize personnel, resources, and capabilities to engage and create effects against adversaries in and through cyberspace in order to preserve the ability to use friendly cyberspace capabilities; protect data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems; and project power by the application of force in or through cyberspace.


  • Be a college graduate with at least a four-year degree
  • Be between 18 and 34 years old
  • Officer Basic Leadership Course (Or Additional Special Courses/Qualifications)
  • Able to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET (TS) security clearance
  • Must be a U.S. citizen


Cyber Warfare Officers receive approximately six to nine months of initial training focused in the following areas:

  • Army and Joint Doctrine, Policy, and Authorities
  • Cyber and EW Threats
  • Cyberspace and Electromagnetic Warfare Operations, Planning, Synchronization, and Integration
  • Fundamentals of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Electrical, EW, and EMS Principles and Theories
  • Characteristics of Communications Networks, Antennas, Electro-Optics, and EW Systems
  • Space-Based Capabilities
  • Signals Intelligence Support to EW