Join the frontlines of cyber warfare as a Cyber Operations Specialist in the Army National Guard. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to detect, identify, and respond to cyberattacks to ensure safety across military domains.
Your duties will include: conducting integrated and synchronized offensive cyberspace operations by targeting enemy and hostile adversary activities; conduct defense operations to protect data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other systems; and detect, identify, and respond to attacks against friendly networks with lethal and nonlethal actions that enable commanders to gain advantages in cyberspace.
• Provide crucial intelligence and network support that safeguards the cyber domain
• Collect, analyze, and report digital data
• Maintain network defense tools such as routers and firewalls
• Evaluate network defense operations
• Respond to incidents in cyberspace
• Surveillance and reconnaissance actions on specified systems and networks
• Conduct network terrain audits, penetration testing, basic digital forensics, and software threat analysis
• Self-discipline, confidence, and intelligence
• Physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure
• Ability to make decisions quickly
• Capability to bear numerous responsibilities
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as jobs in global security companies.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Cyber Operations Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and two phases of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Phase one includes 25 weeks of training in Corry Station, Florida. Phase two lasts 20 weeks, and takes place in Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.