CHANGE TO THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAM

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REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/14DEC09// 
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/171307ZSEP12// 
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/202357ZAPR10// 

NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS 
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.  REF B IS NAVADMIN 281/12, ADVANCED CHANGE 
NOTICE TO OPNAVINST 1420.1B CHAPTER SEVEN, LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF 
WARRANT OFFICER APPLICATION.  REF C IS NAVADMIN 139/10, ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 
CYBER WARRANT OFFICER COMMUNITY.// 

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER 
COMMISSIONING PROGRAM. 

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 APPROVED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER 
DESIGNATOR IN 2010.  DESIGNATED AS CHIEF 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 FULL-SPECTRUM CYBER OPERATIONS.  ALL PREREQUISITE CRITERIA FOR THE 
CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAM ARE APPLICABLE TO THE CYBER 
WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM.  SAILORS FROM THE CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN NETWORKS 
RATING, WITH DEMONSTRATED OPERATIONAL CYBER EXPERIENCE AND ACUMEN (I.E., 
CERTIFIED CYBER TARGETEER, CYBER FIRE SUPPORT PLANNER, CYBER FIRE SUPPORT 
COORDINATOR, CYBER WEAPONEER, AND ENDPOINT EXPLOITATION ANALYST) ARE HIGHLY 
COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE CYBER WARRANT PROGRAM.  ADDITIONALLY, SAILORS 
FROM THE INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNICIAN RATING WHO HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE 
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL WITH A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED CYBER 
OPERATIONS, ARE ALSO HIGHLY COMPETITIVE CANDIDATES FOR THE CYBER WARRANT 
PROGRAM.  INITIAL ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE UNDER THE PURVIEW OF FLEET CYBER 
COMMAND. 

3.  THE 9308 NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION (NEC) DUTIES REPRESENT ONLY ONE OF 
TEN WORK ROLES THE NAVY REQUIRES TO EXECUTE THE VITAL OFFENSIVE CYBER 
OPERATIONS AND DEFENSIVE CYBER OPERATIONS MISSIONS.  FOR THIS REASON, THE 
9308 NEC HAS BEEN REMOVED AS A DISCRETE REQUIREMENT FOR THE CYBER WARRANT 
PROGRAM. 

4.  ALL SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE VIA THE LIMITED DUTY OFFICER (LDO) AND CHIEF 
WARRANT OFFICER (CWO) IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD. 

5.  POINTS OF CONTACT: 
    A.  FOR GENERAL LDO/CWO CAREER PATH AND POLICY QUESTIONS CONTACT CWO5 
MITCHELL R. ALLEN AT (901)874-3044/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
MITCHELL.ALLEN(AT)NAVY.MIL OR LT LEO PETERSON AT (901)874-4714 OR VIA E-MAIL 
AT JULIO.PETERSON(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
    B.  FOR APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS CONTACT THE NAVY PERSONNEL 
COMMAND BOARD SPONSOR CWO3 MITCH D. ALLEN AT 
(901) 874-3170/DSN 882 OR VIA EMAIL AT MITCHELL.D.ALLEN(AT)NAVY.MIL 
 OR MR. JAY DELFOE AT (901)874-3849 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JOSEPH.DELFOE(AT)NAVY. 
MIL. 
     C.  FOR CYBER WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM QUESTIONS CONTACT LCDR JOEL A. 
YATES AT (901)874-3123/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JOEL.YATES(AT)NAVY.MIL. 

6.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL W. F. MORAN, N1.// 

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