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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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On June 4, 2018, Navy Expands Cyber Warrant Program

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Navy announced the implementation of warrant officer 1 (WO1) pay grade (W-1) for cyber warrant officers and the application process for fiscal year (FY) 2019 and FY 2020 WO1 selection boards in NAVADMIN 140/18 released June 4.

The message also provides updates to the cyber warrant officer program career path.

Sailors eligible to apply for WO1 must be an E-5 or above Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN), have between six and twelve years of time in service (TIS), and possess at least one of the following Interactive Operator Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes: H13A, H14A, H15A, H16A (previously 9308, 9326, 9327, 9328 respectively).

Currently there are 26 E-5, 23 E-6, and 6 E-7 CTNs who meet the requirements for WO1 selection. The FY 2019 and FY 2020 boards will each select three Sailors for WO1.

Appointment to WO1 incurs a six-year service obligation from date of appointment, and Sailors must serve a minimum of three years as a WO1.

WO1s are required to complete a minimum of 12 years of TIS before promotion and commissioning to CWO2.

Established in 2010, the Cyber Warrant Officer program identifies, develops, and commissions technically proficient Sailors to operate, analyze, plan and direct full-spectrum cyber operations.

For application and selection process guidance and points of contacts for questions read NAVADMIN 140/18 at http://www.npc.navy.mil.