ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARFARE ENGINEER DESIGNATOR

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SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARFARE ENGINEER DESIGNATOR//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARFARE 
ENGINEER DESIGNATOR 1840 IN THE RESTRICTED LINE.

2.  AS A MEANS OF ADDRESSING THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR OFFICERS WITH 
SPECIFIC COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS (CNO) FOCUSED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS 
AND ABILITIES, THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS APPROVED THE ESTABLISHMENT 
OF THE CYBER WARFARE ENGINEER DESIGNATOR.  THESE OFFICERS WILL BE 
DESIGNATED AS CYBER WARFARE ENGINEERS (1840) AND WILL BE MEMBERS OF THE 
INFORMATION DOMINANCE CORPS (IDC).  THEY WILL ACCESS AT THE RANK OF 
ENSIGN AND WILL SERVE IN BILLETS WHERE SPECIFIC CYBER WARFARE EXPERTISE 
IS REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THEIR SIX-YEAR MINIMUM SERVICE REQUIREMENT (MSR).  
SPECIFIC DUTIES WILL LIKELY EVOLVE TO SUPPORT A GROWING MISSION AREA; 
HOWEVER INITIAL EMPLOYMENT WILL BE FOCUSED ON CNO CAPABILITY/TOOL 
DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE PURVIEW OF FLEET CYBER COMMAND.

3.  OFFICERS WILL BE SELECTED FOR A DIRECT COMMISSION BASED ON 
OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACADEMIC RECORDS IN THE FIELD OF COMPUTER SCIENCE 
AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAMS.  UPON COMPLETION OF THEIR 
SIX-YEAR MSR, CYBER WARFARE ENGINEERS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO LATERALLY 
TRANSFER INTO ANOTHER COMMUNITY WITHIN THE INFORMATION DOMINANCE CORPS.  
IF NOT INTERESTED IN CONTINUING NAVAL SERVICE, CYBER WARFARE ENGINEERS 
WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT IN A DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY 
CIVILIAN CAPACITY, FURTHERING THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NAVY'S CYBER 
WARFARE MISSION AREA.

4.  NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND IS AUTHORIZED TO RECRUIT CYBER WARFARE 
ENGINEERS, COMMENCING WITH A LIMIT OF FIVE FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR (FY10).
THIS IS A DIRECT ACCESSION ONLY COMMUNITY AND THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY 
TO LATERAL TRANSFER INTO THIS COMMUNITY.  ADDITIONALLY, THIS DESIGNATOR 
WILL BE ACTIVE DUTY ONLY.

5.  POINT OF CONTACT:  LCDR ANDY NEWSOME (INFORMATION WARFARE OFFICER 
COMMUNITY MANAGER), AT (901) 874-3123/DSN 882 OR E-MAIL AT 
ANDREW.NEWSOME(AT)NAVY.MIL.

6.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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