CYBER WARFARE ENGINEER ESTABLISHED

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CYBER WARFARE ENGINEER ESTABLISHED

Postby IW OCM » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:42 pm

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R 211744Z JUN 10

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NAVADMIN 205/10

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SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARFARE ENGINEER DESIGNATOR//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARFARE

ENGINEER DESIGNATOR 1840 IN THE RESTRICTED LINE.

2. AS A MEANS OF ADDRESSING THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR OFFICERS WITH

SPECIFIC COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS (CNO) FOCUSED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS

AND ABILITIES, THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS APPROVED THE ESTABLISHMENT

OF THE CYBER WARFARE ENGINEER DESIGNATOR. THESE OFFICERS WILL BE

DESIGNATED AS CYBER WARFARE ENGINEERS (1840) AND WILL BE MEMBERS OF THE

INFORMATION DOMINANCE CORPS (IDC). THEY WILL ACCESS AT THE RANK OF

ENSIGN AND WILL SERVE IN BILLETS WHERE SPECIFIC CYBER WARFARE EXPERTISE

IS REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THEIR SIX-YEAR MINIMUM SERVICE REQUIREMENT (MSR).

SPECIFIC DUTIES WILL LIKELY EVOLVE TO SUPPORT A GROWING MISSION AREA;

HOWEVER INITIAL EMPLOYMENT WILL BE FOCUSED ON CNO CAPABILITY/TOOL

DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE PURVIEW OF FLEET CYBER COMMAND.

3. OFFICERS WILL BE SELECTED FOR A DIRECT COMMISSION BASED ON

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACADEMIC RECORDS IN THE FIELD OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAMS. UPON COMPLETION OF THEIR

SIX-YEAR MSR, CYBER WARFARE ENGINEERS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO LATERALLY

TRANSFER INTO ANOTHER COMMUNITY WITHIN THE INFORMATION DOMINANCE CORPS.

IF NOT INTERESTED IN CONTINUING NAVAL SERVICE, CYBER WARFARE ENGINEERS

WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT IN A DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

CIVILIAN CAPACITY, FURTHERING THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NAVY'S CYBER

WARFARE MISSION AREA.

4. NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND IS AUTHORIZED TO RECRUIT CYBER WARFARE

ENGINEERS, COMMENCING WITH A LIMIT OF FIVE FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR (FY10).

THIS IS A DIRECT ACCESSION ONLY COMMUNITY AND THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY

TO LATERAL TRANSFER INTO THIS COMMUNITY. ADDITIONALLY, THIS DESIGNATOR

WILL BE ACTIVE DUTY ONLY.

5. POINT OF CONTACT: LCDR ANDY NEWSOME (INFORMATION WARFARE OFFICER

COMMUNITY MANAGER), AT (901) 874-3123/DSN 882 OR E-MAIL AT

ANDREW.NEWSOME(AT)NAVY.MIL.

6. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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Postby arvizo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:36 pm

That's great news. What options do our highly qualified CTNs with degrees have?
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Postby IW OCM » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:41 pm

We would like to direct our CTN's to (a) become Master Chiefs and lead from there, or (b) with the correct NEC apply to the Cyber Warrant Officer program.
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CNO the future

Postby usnctia » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:48 pm

As a newly commissioned LDO, I thik I know that the future lies in the CNO world. How does one get more involved in that aspect. Are there courses to be done, classes to go to so that I can push towards the cyber world more directly as I was told get into the cyber world and everything else will fall into place.
Right now finding myself at my command, which may be restructuring soon, and jobs will be rearranged as time moves on.
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Postby arvizo » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:05 pm

IW OCM wrote:We would like to direct our CTN's to (a) become Master Chiefs and lead from there, or (b) with the correct NEC apply to the Cyber Warrant Officer program.


Rgr, that makes sense. We definitely need/want highly skilled CTNs becoming senior Enlisted.

Next question. There are a lot of highly skilled CTNs in the Ft. Meade area separating or planning to separate. Many of them would be perfect for 1840. Where can I get more details on the application process for these Sailors?

Will the new accessions go to OCS?
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Postby IW OCM » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:34 pm

We are developing the process for recruitment of the 1840s (Recruiting Command has the lead).

Keep in mind that if they are a good fit for 1840, they may also be a good fit as a DoD civilian doing the same/similar type of work. Otherwise, if we (you) can convince these folks to stay on, there are some new initiatives online now (i.e. Cyber Warrant) that might make sticking around more attractive.
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Postby arvizo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:31 pm

Any news on the recruiting process for 1840s? Not much time left to get five for FY10.
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Postby CNO Guy » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:50 pm

I will offer a differerent opinion on what we should do with our qualified CTNs.

As a leader (officer or enlisted) it is imperative that we afford opportunities to our qualified enlisted personnel and mentor those who are best suited to become officers in designators that best fit their skillset and knowledge base.

In this case if a CTN is qualified, is interested, and warrants the attention by his leadership (aka you) to encourage him to pursue an officer program, then the right thing to do is assist in any way possible. The CWE is a 6 year MSR, but a CTN with the appropriate degree will have huge advantage(s) over a newly commissioned officer from college as he can put what he is doing in perspective. Further, the CTN that becomes a CWE will be more likely to stay beyond the 6 year MSR.
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Postby arvizo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:09 pm

Did we recruit these Cyber Warfare Engineers yet? Has a plan been developed for their six-year careers as CWEs?
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CYBER WARFARE ENGINEER

Postby IW OCM » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:56 pm

arvizo wrote:Did we recruit these Cyber Warfare Engineers yet? Has a plan been developed for their six-year careers as CWEs?


Screening and interviews for the FY11 CWEs are underway. The next screening for interview invites will likely happen late summer/early fall. CWEs will be assigned to Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group or NIOC Maryland and perform capability development. Additionally, CWE will continue to receive training in their craft throughout their MSR.

Of note, NROTC is about to be disestablished as a source for CWE. In lieu of the Cyber Option Scholarship Reservation (COSR) for NROTC midshipmen, a Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program (BDCP) option is being developed. So the two sources for CWE will be (a) Direct Commission Officer [DCO] and (b) BDCP. More to follow on that once the official word is out.

Since we're selecting so few applicants for commission, you can imagine that the competition is quite keen. Superior academic performance and relevant previous work experience in computer/software engineering [civilian and military] are distinguishing characteristics.

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