Cyber and Electronic Warfare Officer (17B)

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The Cyber and Electronic Warfare Officer is the principal staff officer responsible for cyber protection and integration. This officer is responsible for conducting and coordinating electronic attacks, facilitating electronic protection, and providing electronic warfare support.

Job Duties

  • Planning and execution of electronic warfare operations
  • Coordinating the attachment of specialized electronic warfare teams
  • Deny, disrupt, deceive, degrade, or destroy enemy electronic warfare capabilities


Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


Job training for a Cyber and Electronic Warfare Officer requires completing the Electronic Warfare Officer Qualification Course. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Radio wave theory
  • Planning and execution of Electronic Warfare operations
  • Determining proper frequencies

Helpful Skills

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Capability to bear numerous responsibilities
  • Interest in computers and technology


Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in certain government agencies, as well as jobs in private electronic/communication companies.