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MOS 25D, Cyber Network Defender

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MILPER Message 14-195 establishes reclassification strategy for MOS 25D, Cyber Network Defender (CND). Soldiers serving in MOS 25D will protect against unauthorized activity in the cyberspace domain and perform assessments of threats and vulnerabilities within the network environment.

Reclassification into 25D is available to all Soldiers regardless of their MOS strength listed on the current in/out call message.

Soldiers interested in this MOS and who meet the general qualifications below must forward their packet to the Office Chief of Signal (OCOS) at usarmy.gordon.sigcoe.mbx.sigcoeocosed-mailbox@mail.mil for conditional acceptance and approval to take the 25D In-Service Screening Test (ISST). A copy of the required documents is located at https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/838.

All candidates for this MOS will take and pass the 25D ISST for enrollment into the MOS producing course. Instructions for taking the online exam can be found at https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/838.

After notification of acceptance from the OCOS, forward the acceptance letter to the Installation Career Counselor who will forward to HRC for processing via the RETAIN system.

Regardless of rank, candidates for this MOS must meet the following general qualifications:

Qualifying scores: a minimum score of 105 in aptitude area GT and ST on armed services vocational aptitude battery (ASVAB) test.
■ Be a U.S. citizen.
■ Possess the ability to read, comprehend, and clearly enunciate English.
■ A security clearance of top secret with secret compartmentalized information (SCI) is required for the initial award of mos. Must remain eligible to receive security access of top secret with SCI to maintain MOS.

Staff Sergeant (SSG) specific qualifications for soldiers requesting reclassification into 25D MOS:

■ SSG, MOS immaterial, with at least 4 years of experience in information assurance (IA) and information technology (IT). This experience must be verified by the OCOS.

■ Advanced Leader Course (ALC) graduate with at least 8 years time in service (TIS), but no more than 17 years TIS.

■ SSG waiver may be granted to sergeant (SGT) promotable ALC graduate, who meets all other requirements, by the commander, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence.

■ Must hold a current certification under either Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II or Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I, IAW DOD 8570.01-M.

■ Have a minimum of 36 months remaining in service after graduation of 25D MOS producing course.

Sergeants First Class (SFC) specific qualifications for soldiers requesting reclassification into 25D MOS:

■ SFC, MOS immaterial, with at least 7 years of experience in IA and IT. This experience must be verified by the OCOS.

■ ALC graduate with at least 9 years TIS, but no more than 20 years TIS. Soldiers do not need to be a Senior Leader Course (SLC) graduate because they must attend the 25D MOS SLC after graduation of the 25D MOS producing course.

■ Must hold a current certification under either IAT Level II or IAM Level I, IAW DOD 8570.01-M.

■ Have a minimum of 36 months remaining in service after graduation of 25D SLC.

Master Sergeants (MSG) specific qualifications for soldiers requesting reclassification into 25D MOS:

■ MSG, MOS immaterial, with at least 9 years of experience in IA and IT. This experience must be verified by the OCOS.

■ At least 11 years TIS, but no more than 23 years TIS. Soldiers must attend the 25D SLC after graduation of the 25D MOS producing course.

■ Must hold a current certification under IAM Level I, IAW DOD 8570.01-M.

■ Have a minimum of 36 months remaining in service after graduation of 25D SLC.

Reclassification opportunity for SFC and MSG is limited to a small number within the next 12 months.

Effective immediately, the OCOS is accepting application packets. Questions may be directed to your servicing Career Counselor

Read the MILPER Message --> MILPER Message 14-195, Reclassification Strategy for Enlisted Personnel to MOS 25D (CYBER NETWORK DEFENDER)

All questions/ETP can be directed to:

MSG Washington, Clinton
25B/25D Senior Career Management NCO
Office Chief of Signal (OCOS) Enlisted Division
FT. Gordon, GA 30905
Email: clinton.j.washington3.mil@mail.mil
COM: (706) 791-8187
DSN: (312) 780-8187
OCOS Website: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/838
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