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Maritime Cyber Warfare Officer (1880)


 

Community Overview - Maritime Cyber Warfare Officers (MCWO) are experts in Cyberspace Operations (CSO) focused on both Offensive Cyberspace Operations (OCO) and Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO).  MCWOs will conduct repeat operational and leadership tours within the Cyber Operation Force (COF) and Cyber Mission Force (CMF), including tours on National Mission Teams (NMTs), Cyber Mission Teams (CMTs), Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs), and Cyber Support Teams (CSTs).  MCWOs will have the opportunity to conduct Exploitation Analyst (EA) and Integrated On Net (ION) training as well as serve as Team Leaders and Operation Officers.  Senior Control Grade MCWOs will have opportunities for O5 Command and Major Command, as well as senior staff positions at Fleet Cyber Command (FCC), Commander Tenth Fleet (C10F), Joint Force Head Quarters Cyber (JFHQ-C), Cyber Mission Force Pacific (CMFPAC), and UYS Cyber Command (USCC). 

In November 2023, the inaugural 115 Officers were selected for re-designation to Maritime Cyber Warfare Officer (MCWO)/1880.  On the right, “2023 MCWO Selection Panel Recommendations” contains all 115 future MCWOs and “Selection Panel Information” contains key discriminators for selection and board metrics.  Selects should request access to the MCWO MilSuite Page (https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/maritime-cyber-warfare-officer/activity) for up-to-date information and discussions pertaining to this new Community.  Congratulations to all! The competition was fierce!  The Navy is privileged to have so many highly qualified individuals competing for MCWO re-designation.  For those who were not selected and for others interested in MCWO, lateral transfer boards remain viable options to pursue re-designation.  
 

  • Non-ION 784X personnel who wish to be a MCWO need to contact the OCM directly.

  • Lateral transfer opportunities will start in the February 2024 board via the Navy Lateral Transfer/Redesignation.  More information on this process is available at the MyNavyHR Lateral Transfer/Redesignation website: Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Website

  • Officer Candidate School (OCS) is currently accepting applications.  For more information on the OPNAVINST 1420.1B instruction and Program Authorization (108E) please see the MyNavyHR commissioning program page:  Commissioning Programs (navy.mil)

 

Point of Contact:
CDR Bill Ball
MCWO Community Manager
BUPERS-317
(901)874-4049
DSN 312-882-4049

willard.e.ball.mil@us.navy.mil

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