MOS 17C Cyber Operations Specialist

MOS Description

Cyber Operations Specialists execute offensive and defensive cyberspace operations in support of the full range of military operations by enabling actions and generating effects across all domains. Cyber Operations Specialists ensure the freedom of maneuver within the cyberspace domain and denies the same to adversaries. Cyber Operations Specialists 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 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. Cyber Operations Specialists conduct integrated and synchronized OCO and DCO with other lethal and nonlethal actions to enable commanders to mass effects and gain advantages in cyberspace and across other domains which directly or indirectly support objectives on land by employing devices, computer programs, or techniques, including combinations of software, firmware, or hardware designed to create an effect in or through cyberspace.

Continuing Education

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