25D:Cyber Network Defender (MOS 25D)

These soldiers perform a specialized role: that of cyber defense. They mainly respond to cyber threats and always defend the Army’s cyberspace, guarding important information and intel that enemies would love to get their hands on

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Responds to crisis or urgent situations within the network to mitigate immediate or potential cyber attacks. Protect information systems and networks from threats. Conducts assessments of threats and vulnerabilities. Provides detailed analysis reports. Tests, implements, and deploys infrastructure software and hardware. Prepared to introduce mitigation, preparedness, as well as response and recovery approaches when necessary.

Military Duties Translated:

Cyber Network Defender jobs are one of the fastest-growing careers in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for Information Security Analysts are expected to grow by 28% until 2026. It is 4x better than the projected 7% job growth rate for all other occupations when rounded into a median. Consequently, if you want to jump into a relatively new and demanding, yet career with high growth potential, you should consider MOS 25D. Those with direct job experience in the U.S. Army should have absolutely no problem finding civilian employment after leaving the military.

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

Cisco Network Engineer