Air Force

1B4X1:Cyber Warfare Operations

They manage all cyber-related operations in garrison and deployed locations. This includes offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, command and control of cyberspace forces, and deconfliction of cyber-related assets.


Is there a clearance required?: Yes

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

The overall mission of an Air Force Cyber Warfare Operator is to create effects designed to deny, destroy, disrupt, degrade, or manipulate adversary capabilities. Like Air Force Flight Attendant (1A6X1), Cyber Warfare was initially a retrain-only AFSC, with candidates typically transfers from Cyber and Intelligence AFSCs. However, the Air Force changed the rules at the beginning of the fiscal year 2019. Civilians can still no longer join the Air Force as a Cyber Warfare Operator. However, the USAF initiated an initiative to allow select airmen in the cyber transport systems pipeline who display the ability to succeed in Cyber Warfare Operations (CWO) to be placed in the pipeline.

Military Duties Translated:

analyse user requirements write and test code, refining and rewriting it as necessary and communicate with any programmers involved in the project research, design and write new software programs (e.g. business applications or computer games) and computer operating systems evaluate the software and systems that make computers and hardware work develop existing programs by analysing and identifying areas for modification integrate existing software products and get incompatible platforms to work together create technical specifications

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

Instructor