U.S. Army Cyber Command Direct Commissioning Program

The US Army is conducting a new Pilot Program, for Commissioning into the Cyber Branch.  We need personnel who have a desire to be a member of a team that will plan, synchronize, and conduct defensive cyberspace, offensive cyberspace, and electronic warfare operations.  We need critical thinkers who can use precision effects that will lead to degraded, disrupted, destroyed, or manipulated services towards our enemies in Cyberspace.

Our Cyber Direct Commissioning Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  •  Bachelor's Degree or Higher
  •  Already have or able to attain a Top Secret / Secure Compartmented Information Clearance
  • Ability to take and complete the Standard Army Physical Fitness Test (2 Minutes of Push-ups, 2 Minutes of Sit-Ups, 2 Mile Run)
  • Earned at least one of the following Certifications:Certified Information Systems Security Professional -Certified Information Systems Auditor -Certified Information Systems Manager -GIAC - Security Essentials Certification -Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control -Cyber Ethical Hacker -EC-Council Certified Security Analyst -GIAC Penetration Tester -CompTIA Security+ -Systems Security Certified Practitioner -Cisco Certified Network Associate.
  • Our Preferred Applicants will also have some knowledge or working in Malware Exploitation Forensics Analysis Network Analysis Programming Developing Advanced Coding Crypto-Mathematics

In honor of Cyber Security Awareness Month, UW CIAC in cooperation with UW Bothell presents an information session featuring the Direct Commissioning program into US Army Cyber Command:

Wednesday, October 11



Chris Pugh, Office Chief of Cyber, US Army Cyber Command, will discuss the benefits, career opportunities and process to apply to this 21st Century program.  US Cyber Command is recruiting candidates with a Bachelor’s degree or higher with skills in any of the following areas:

·         Offensive Cyber Operations

·         Defensive Cyber Operations

·         Developer

·         Reverse Engineering

·         Certified Ethical Hacker / Advanced Hacking Skills

·         Additional preferred applicant skills

·         Malware Exploitation

·         Forensics Analysis

·         Network Analysis and Mathematics

·         Electricity and electromagnetic radiation/propagation

·         Programming language(s)/algorithms

·         Computer Networking and Telecommunications Cryptography

·         (Crypto-Mathematics)

·         Data storage and information retrieval

·         Advanced Coding Faculty and students are encouraged to attend.


Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend. RSVP's are encouraged.

Free pizza lunch will be provided to those in attendance!