Marine Corps

0651:Cyber Network Operator (MOS 0651)

These Marines are CISCO Certified Network Associates who implement security protocols into cyber networks in order to secure and monitor and cyber intrusions that may be occurring. Also, they will implement system upgrades to ensure that systems are being as secure as possible with the most modern technology.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

An Cyber Network Operator (MOS 0651) is responsible for the installation, configuration, and management of data network systems, according to the military branch. Operators plan and execute the integration of multiple information systems to include Data Distribution System-Replacement/Modular (DDS-R/M). Marine Corps Cyber Network Operators are skilled at troubleshooting, able to resolve information systems problems. The military computer job also requires MOS 0651 to perform hardware upgrades and make repairs.

Military Duties Translated:

They troubleshoot issues, ensure network security, create and configure networks, and provide technical support. They typically work full-time, and they might have to work late nights or on weekends, depending on the needs of their company. This position typically involves working in an office setting; however, some Cisco network engineers must travel between sites to see clients. Cisco network engineers can work as part of the IT department for a company, or they might work as part of an external company that deals with multiple clients. Companies that employ Cisco network engineers have sophisticated IT systems and typically include schools and hospitals, banks, retailers, and large government departments.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Cisco Network Engineer