Qualified civilians and current service members can apply now for a direct appointment as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army National Guard. The Cyber Direct Commissioning Program provides an opportunity for professionals with exquisite cyber-focused technical skills and talents to be directly appointed into the Army’s Cyber Corps. Even without previous military experience, you may be eligible for a fast-track leadership role as a Cyber Officer in the Army National Guard, earning a commission in the ranks of Lieutenant through Colonel, based on a combination of your Cyber/technical expertise, experience, and education.
The Cyber Direct Commissioning Program provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help build and establish the future of the Army National Guard’s Cyber Warfare capabilities. If you're passionate about expertly employing, innovating, developing, and/or engineering cyber-related solutions, capabilities, and technologies as a part of a small team, this may be the opportunity for you.
If you meet one of our Army Cyber Corps’ skill/talent gap needs, your extensive experience and education will be used to secure and defend our nation in and through cyberspace. In other words, you'll use your technical skillset to enable the Army’s Cyber Forces in performing critical, complex, real-time, real-world offensive or defensive cyberspace operations.
- Be a United States citizen; applicants in dual citizenship status are ineligible.
- Be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
- Possess work experience in specified fields.
- Pass an Army medical physical and meet basic fitness standards.
Army National Guard positions currently exist for experienced personnel in the following field; however, requirements vary throughout the year, which means some positions may not be available at all times, while other new positions may become available.
Possess at least a 4-year college degree in specified STEM fields, such as computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, data science, etc.