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Warfighter Communications Operations

Overview: Warfighter Communications Operations Officers are responsible for the planning, operation, supervision, employment and security of a vast array of Department of Defense information network (DODIN) computer, communications, operations and tracking systems. They focus on two key areas, Cyber Control (operations) and Cyber Defense (security).

Position: Officer

AFSC: 17DX

Specific Tasks:

  • Translate operational requirements into architectural and technical solutions. Work with commanders to deliver complete capabilities that include technical and procedural components.
  • Research or oversee research of technologies and advise commanders on associated risks and mitigation factors in conjunction with meeting requirements
  • Direct extension, employment, reconfiguration, adaptation and creation of portions of cyberspace to assure mission success for combatant commanders. This includes both deliberate and crisis action scenarios.
  • Develop plans and policies, monitor operations, and advise commanders

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree. Undergraduate or graduate education related to computer science, computer engineering or information technology is desirable, but not required.
  • Prior service 1B4 or 1N4X1A commissioning Airmen, and equivalent career fields in other services, will be accepted regardless of undergraduate degree possessed
  • Commission as an officer in the Air Force Reserve 
  • Eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance

Training:

  • For those without a prior military service commission, successful completion of the eight-week Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL is required