The Navy is looking for qualified CTNs and ITs who are interested a commission as a Cyber Warrant Officer.
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to Cyber Warrant Officer
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 offensive and defensive Cyber Operations.
3. Sailors from the Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN) and Information
Systems Technician (IT) ratings who have demonstrated operational Cyber
experience and acumen in offensive and defensive Cyber Operations are
eligible candidates for the Cyber Warrant program. Candidates must have a
minimum of six years technical experience (i.e., Network Exploitation
Analyst, Penetration Testing, Malware Analysis, Forensic Analysis,
Vulnerability Analysis, etc.).
CTNs who possess one of the Interactive Operator (ION) Naval Enlisted
Classification (NECs) (9308, 9326, 9327, 9328) are highly competitive
candidates for the Cyber Warrant program. Initial assignments will be under
the purview of Fleet Cyber Command.
4. Due to the highly technical and ever-changing landscape of the Cyber
Warfare Environment, candidates who do not possess an ION NEC will be
required to take and pass the Computer Network Operations Test (CNT) to be
considered eligible for selection. This requirement is non-waiverable.
5. All selections will be made via the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Chief
Warrant Officer (CWO) In-Service Procurement Board.
6. Points of Contact:
a. For general LDO/CWO career path and policy questions, contact CWO5
Elizabeth Rivera at (901)874-2464/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
elizabeth.rivera1(at)navy.mil or LT Holly Taylor at (901)874- 4714/DSN 882 or
via e-mail at holly.r.taylor(at)navy.mil.
b. For application and eligibility questions, contact the Navy Personnel
Command board sponsor LT Beau Blanchard at (901)874- 3170/DSN 882 or via
email at beau.blanchard(at)navy.mil or Mr.
Joseph Delfoe at (901)874-3849/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
c. For Cyber Warrant Officer program questions, contact LCDR Lemuel
Lawrence at (901)874-3123/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
d. For CNT facilitation, contact the Navy ION program manager CTNCS
Joshua Vallot at (443)634-4571/DSN 685 or via e-mail at
7. Released By Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//