Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description

170A - Cyber Operations Technician

Performs as the Subject Matter Expert and advisor to the Commander and staff regarding the employment of offensive and defensive cyber operations assets and personnel. Directs, plans, administers, manages, integrates, and assesses cyberspace operations. Develops policy recommendations and provides technical guidance regarding the operation and management of Army, Joint, intergovernmental, interagency, and multi-national cyberspace assets and personnel. Integrates cyberspace effects into warfighting functions in an effort to optimize combat effectiveness. Protects the Department of Defense Information Network against foreign and domestic threat vectors in order to maintain network integrity and functionality. Leads, trains, and mentors Cyber personnel through individual and group instruction, as well as the establishment, direction, and evaluation of Standard Operating Procedures and Job Qualification Standards

Minimum Prerequisites (all general prerequisites apply):


Preferred Prerequisites:

NOTE 1: Although not a requirement or prerequisite, technical certifications and National Cryptologic School credit also add great weight to the overall strength of the packet and should be cited in the resume and included in the packet. A few examples include: CASP, CEH, CISSP, CCNA, and MCSE.

NOTE 2: Applicants from other military services (Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy) who can substantiate their qualifications with performance evaluations, awards, and certificates are encouraged to apply for MOS 170A. Please contact the proponent POC below only for questions regarding any qualifications. Address all other inquiries to the Warrant Officer Recruiting Branch: wo-team@usarec.army.mil.

NOTE 3: Reserve Component Only: Waiver requests for SPC/E4s and/or for the minimum of three NCOER's will be considered on a case-by-case base. Such waivers will be considered if the candidate has documented comparable managerial or leadership experience in the government service and/or civilian sector.

NOTE 4: Any waiverable prerequisites not met will require a prerequisite waiver to be approved by Proponent. Be advised that submitting a prerequisite waiver does not constitute automatic approval.

Direct all warrant application inquiries to USAREC Warrant Officer Recruiting Team at: usarmy.knox.usarec.mbx.9sbn-wo-team-questions@mail.mil

Contact the proponent POC below for questions regarding Cyber prerequisite qualifications.

CW4 Raul Negron
Warrant Officer Personnel Developer (Proponent)
Office Chief of Cyber
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
E-Mail: raul.negron7.mil@mail.mil
COMM: (706) 791-4939
DSN: (312) 780-4939

Chris Pugh
Warrant Officer Force Integration Specialist (Proponent)
Office Chief of Cyber
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
E-Mail: larry.c.pugh.civ@mail.mil
COMM: (706) 791-5147
DSN: (312) 780-5147

CW5 Alston Royal
ARNG Liaison to Cyber Proponent
National Guard Bureau
Arlington, VA 22204
E-Mail: alston.g.royal.mil@mail.mil
Office: (703) 607-9793
DSN: 327-9793
Cell: (571) 438-0912


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