The 17C Cyber Operations Specialist execute offensive and defensive cyberspace operations in support of the full range of military operations by enabling actions and generating effects across all domains.
The Cyber Operations Specialist ensures the freedom of maneuver within the Cyberspace domain and denies the same to adversaries.
Cyber Operations Specialists will enable Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO) intended to project power by the application of force in and through Cyberspace by targeting enemy and hostile adversary activities and capabilities.
Cyber Operations Specialists also enable Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) in order to protect data, networks, net-centric capabilities, and other designated systems by detecting, identifying and responding to attacks against friendly networks
Prior to attending the 17C course, Soldiers are required to complete 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training before advancing to Advanced Individual Training or 17C AIT.
Upon completion of phase 1, the Soldier will relocate to Fort Gordon, GA for 24 weeks of phase 2 training.
Cyber Operations Specialist must possess the following qualifications:
ASVAB Score: 112 ST and 110 GT. We highly recommend Kaplan’s 2016 ASVAB Study Guide
PULHES Profile: 222221
Vision: Normal Color Vision
Physical Demands Rating: Medium
Security Clearance: Top Secret (TS) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access eligibility requirements to be awarded and maintain MOS>
Additional Notes: Have a high school diploma or GED equivalency. A minimum score of 60 on the Information Communication Technology Literacy (ICTL) test (a.k.a. Cyber Test) for IET accessions on and
after 1 April 2014.
Recruiters must inform the applicant that they must pass a counterintelligence scope polygraph (CSP) prior to being awarded the MOS and must continue to pass subsequent CSPs to hold the MOS. Soldiers who refuse to take or fail a CSP will be reclassified.
Possible assignments for a 17C Cyber Operations Specialist include:
MSG Washington has served within the ranks of the United States Army since June of 2001. With ten years of recruiting experience, he is an expert on Recruiting Operations, who willingly assists applicants across the Country with their enlistment process.