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Cyberspace Operation Officer


Minimum Education Requirement:
bachelor's degree


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Cyberspace Operation Officer

Career Description

With today’s technology, information and communications can be optimized like never before, and timely information alone can make or break a mission’s success. Cyberspace Operation Officers possess a wide range of expertise, from computerized, satellite and airborne communications to postal operations, tracking systems and weather equipment. They also plan, develop and maintain architectures and standards across air, space and cyberspace. Also responsible for supporting deployed communications operations, they can be sent anywhere in the world at any time to serve Air Force, joint and allied missions.

The responsibility of a Cyberspace Operation Officer can be segmented into two separate but equally important career focus areas:

Cyber Defense Officer
Plans, organizes and performs network defense, exploitation and attack

Cyber Control Officer
Plans, organizes and performs network operations to include establishment, operations, information assurance and defense

Career Tasks

  • Support joint and service communications across air, space and cyberspace
  • Manage communications plans, acquisitions, architectures and more
  • Conduct deployed communications operations

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Computers and Computer Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration

Becoming an Officer

To become an Officer in the Air Force, you'll enter a rigorous nine-week Officer Training School that will challenge you physically and mentally while preparing you to be a leader.