Army

17C:Cyber Operations Specialist (17C)

These specialists mainly worry about safeguarding Army intelligence and information by protecting the army’s digital data, maintaining things like firewalls, and ensuring the Army is on top when it comes to digital/cyberspace.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Army Cyber Operations Specialists employ a combination of offensive and defensive strategies for cyber warfare. As more information and operations move to a digital environment the role of 17C MOS is becoming increasingly important.

Military Duties Translated:

An Army Cyber Operations Specialist (MOS 17C) has multiple opportunities to find a civilian career after leaving the military. A 17C MOS has the option of continuing to work for the U.S. government in cyber security or join a global security company. The Department of Homeland Security, NSA, FBI, and CIA all have a need to fill positions related to cyber security. Additionally, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation are just two examples of major companies that frequently employ military specialists after leaving the Army. You will receive several industry-leading certifications during training for MOS 17C. These include CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA).

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

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