Applications will be accepted from selected Army Reserve and Army National Guard officers and warrant officers interested in transferring to the Cyber Branch.

Three branch transfer panels to officer career field 17A and warrant officer career field 170A are scheduled:

Applications for the first panel may be submitted from August 28 to October 30. The panel will convene in mid-November and release its results around December 8.

Applications for the second panel may be submitted from January 8 to March 15, 2018. The panel will convene in early to mid-April 2018 and release its results around May 4, 2018.

Applications for the third panel may be submitted from June 4 to August 24, 2018. The panel will convene in mid-September 2018 and release its results around Oct. 5, 2018.

U.S. Army Reserve officers and warrant officers assigned to Troop Program Units and Army National Guard officers may apply. Applicants must be in the ranks of second lieutenant through lieutenant colonel, or Chief Warrant Officer 2, 3 or 4. Members of the active Army; Army Reserve officers and warrant officers in the Active Guard/Reserve program; officers in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, Chaplains Corps, Army Medical Department; Medical Service Corps; officers and warrant officers who have received or are pending unfavorable action; or who have received a Referred Officer Evaluation Report or Referred Academic Evaluation Report, are not eligible. Commissioned officers within three years of their MRD are also not eligible, while warrant officers age 57 or older or within three years of MRD must request an MRD extension if selected.

Applicants must obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance with a favorable Special Background Investigation and access to Special Compartmented Information, and pass a counterintelligence scope polygraph test.

Cyber, programming and software development experience are preferred but not required. In addition, a bachelor's or higher degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, information technology, information systems, information assurance, cybersecurity or mathematics, is preferred. Applications should include information on cyber community of interest training and experience and specific related work role experience and certifications.

Official details on application procedures, application materials, and points of contact, are available in Military Personnel Message 17-260. To read the full message, go to (Common Access Card required).


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