ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER COMMUNITY.

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NAVADMIN 139/10

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SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER COMMUNITY.//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARRANT 
OFFICER (743X) COMMUNITY.

2.  IN ORDER TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR OFFICERS WITH SPECIFIC 
COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS FOCUSED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES, 
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS APPROVED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER 
WARRANT OFFICER DESIGNATOR.  DESIGNATED AS WARRANT OFFICERS IN THE 
RANKS OF CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER-2 (W-2) THROUGH CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER-5 
(W-5), THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES A DELIBERATE MEANS OF IDENTIFYING, 
DEVELOPING, AND COMMISSIONING TECHNICALLY PROFICIENT SAILORS TO OPERATE, 
ANALYZE, PLAN, AND DIRECT ON-NET CYBER OPERATIONS.  IN ADDITION TO THE 
PREREQUISITE CRITERIA FOR THE CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER COMMISSIONING 
PROGRAM, SAILORS MUST BE CERTIFIED AS APPRENTICE INTERACTIVE NETWORK 
COLLECTION OPERATORS (NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION (NEC) 9308).  THOUGH 
SPECIFIC DUTIES WILL LIKELY EVOLVE TO SUPPORT A GROWING MISSION AREA, 
INITIAL EMPLOYMENT WILL BE UNDER THE PURVIEW OF FLEET CYBER COMMAND 
(FLTCYBERCOM) IN THE PERFORMANCE OF ON-NET OPERATIONS.

3.  FY-10 743X ACCESSIONS WILL COME IN THE FORM OF RE-DESIGNATING 
QUALIFIED 744X OFFICERS (THOSE WHO HAVE EARNED THE 9308 NEC).
COMMENCING IN FY-11, ALL SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE VIA THE ANNUAL CHIEF 
WARRANT OFFICER/LIMITED DUTY OFFICER SELECTION BOARD WITH CURRENT PLANS 
TO ACCESS TWO 743X OFFICERS ANNUALLY.

4.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
A.  CDR SEAN HERITAGE (INFORMATION WARFARE OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER), 
AT (901) 874-3123/DSN 882, OR VIA E-MAIL AT SEAN.HERITAGE(AT)NAVY.MIL B.  
CWO4 MITCHELL ALLEN (LDO/CWO COMMUNITY MANAGER), AT
(901) 874-3044/DSN 882, OR VIA E-MAIL AT MITCHELL.ALLEN(AT)NAVY.MIL.

5.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1. MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.//

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