Cyberspace Operations Officer

With the constant evolution of today’s technology, information and communications can be optimized like never before. Responsible for a wide range of weaponry, training and intelligence efficiencies, Cyberspace Operations Officers are the foremost experts on the vast world of cyberspace. From computerized, satellite and airborne communications to postal operations and tracking systems, these irreplaceable assets play a critical role in planning missions and ensuring the effectiveness of our cyberspace capabilities.

Relevant Interests and Skills

  • Operations Administration
  • Computers/Computer Science

Career Tasks

  1. Review mission tasking, intelligence, terrain and weather information.
  2. Operate weapons systems and command crew.
  3. Conduct or supervise training to ensure operational readiness of crew members.
  4. Advise commanders on associated risks and mitigation factors in conjunction with utilized technologies.
  5. Direct employment of cyberspace capabilities in both deliberate and crisis-action scenarios.

Service Commitment A Duty and an Honor

After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force or Space Force, appointed by the President of the United States. The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most officers have a four-year, active-duty service commitment. Pilots have a 10-year, active-duty service commitment, and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers have a six-year service commitment upon completion of their respective training. Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.

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