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MOS 17C, Cyber Operations Specialist

**The Army is seeking a limited number of qualified Soldiers in the Grades E-1 through E-5 to become Cyber Operations Specialists (MOS 17C)**

For latest 17C News and Reclassification Packet:
Office, Chief of Cyber - 17C Proponent

MILPER Message 17-058 updates the reclassification strategy for MOS 17C, Cyber Operations Specialist (COS). Soldiers serving in MOS 17C execute offensive and defensive cyberspace operations in support of the full range of military operations by enabling actions and generating effects across all domains.

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Minimum Prerequisites:
- A physical demands rating of moderate (Gold).
- Meet the physical requirements of MOS 17C in accordance with DA Pam 611-21.
- Normal color vision.
- A minimum score of 110 in aptitude area general technical (GT) and a minimum score of 113 in aptitude area skill technical (ST) on Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) tests administered on or after 2 Jan 02, but prior to 1 Apr 14.
- A minimum score of 110 in aptitude area GT and a minimum score of 112 in aptitude area ST on ASVAB tests administered on or after 1 Apr 14
- At a minimum, must possess a secret security clearance at the time of application. Soldiers selected for reclassification must immediately apply for an interim top secret with sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) clearance. Applicants will not be scheduled for course attendance by HRC until at least an interim TS/SCI clearance has been awarded by the Central Clearance Facility. A final adjudicated TS/SCI clearance is required to maintain the MOS.
- Applicants must not have entered the Army under the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program.
- Soldiers must have no adverse information in their official military personnel file, Provost Marshal records or local security office, as well as disqualifying information in their medical records that would prevent the granting of a security clearance or meeting physical requirements to be awarded MOS 17C.
- Cyber operations specialists are required to receive and pass periodic counterintelligence scope polygraphs (CSP) to maintain MOS 17C. Soldiers who have failed a CSP prior to submitting their application will be denied reclassification. Soldiers who are approved for reclassification to MOS 17C will receive a CSP at their first duty station.
- The service remaining requirement (SRR) for reclassification into MOS 17C is 3 years upon successful completion of training, under the provisions of AR 614-200, chapter 4.
- Must meet the following rank and time in service (TIS) requirements:
- (1) Specialist and below with less than 4 years TIS.
- (2) Sergeant with less than 10 years TIS.



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