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NEWS | April 1, 2022

Cyber Command Seeking World-Class Talent

By By: U.S. Cyber Command Public Affairs U.S. Cyber Command

The threats against the nation's infrastructure and cyber networks are asymmetrical, persistent, and ever-evolving. 

Mission: The Commander, CYBERCOM, has the mission to direct, synchronize, and coordinate cyberspace planning and operations to defend and advance national interests in collaboration with domestic and international partners.

Focus: The Command has three main focus areas: Defending the DoDIN, providing support to combatant commanders for execution of their missions around the world, and strengthening our nation's ability to withstand and respond to cyber-attack.

The Command unifies the direction of cyberspace operations, strengthens DoD cyberspace capabilities, and integrates and bolsters DoD's cyber expertise. CYBERCOM improves DoD's capabilities to operate resilient, reliable information and communication networks, counter cyberspace threats, and assure access to cyberspace. CYBERCOM is designing the cyber force structure, training requirements and certification standards that will enable the Services to build the cyber force required to execute our assigned missions. The command also works closely with interagency and international partners in executing these critical missions.

  • U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) and our six component commands [WJL1] are the most capable cyber force in the world and seek exceptional teammates for mid-to-senior [WJL2] positions to provide diverse perspectives and expertise to help us meet and defeat the ongoing cyber threat.
  • We're looking for the very best and brightest civilian professionals to stand shoulder to shoulder with the nation’s very best and brightest men and women in uniform from every branch of service at our Command Headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland.
  • A career as an Air Force Civilian  at CYBERCOM provides a unique opportunity to play a role in the defense of our nation, where the satisfaction of a job well done is matched by benefits like competitive compensation (to include recruitment or relocation incentives), retirement accounts, and tuition assistance.
  • We are committed to diversity of talent; ensuring all CYBERCOM teammates are respected, included, heard, and valued.
  • Our workforce of over 350 Air Force Civilians helps keep the Nation safe from our adversaries; our personnel include individuals from the joint military services, Air Force civilians, contractors, National Security Agency civilians, and Defense Intelligence Agency civilians.
  • CYBERCOM Headquarters seeks inspiring talent to meet mission areas;  J1 Manpower and Personnel, J3 Operations, J4 Logistics/Facilities, J5 Plans and Policy/Partnerships, J6 Chief Information Officer/C4 Systems, J7 Training and Exercises, J8 Capability and Resource Integration, J9 Capability Development, the Cyber National Mission Force and special executive staff support: legal, public affairs, knowledge management legislative and other administrative positions.
  • Our Service Cyber Components also value a talented workforce; research even more opportunities through, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard cyber organizations (visit for more information)
  • CYBERCOM values the knowledge and experience that comes with military and governmental service. We also seek to further open opportunities for individuals who have even broader strategic/operational level knowledge, visionary problem solvers, critical thinkers, and talented professionals willing to work hard and make a difference every day.
  • Cyber positions are in high demand. The Cyber Excepted Service (CES) personnel system provides U.S. Cyber Command new authorities to accelerate the traditional government service civilian hiring process. CES has flexible recruitment benefits to attract the experience and attributes needed to achieve our unique cyberspace career requirements.
  • U.S. Cyber Command recruits, develops, and retains the most talented civilian personnel in cyber and support positions spanning the following career areas and beyond: Planning and Doctrine, Information Technology, Cyberspace Plans and Policy, Budget Analyst, Executive Communications, Operations Research Analyst, Exercise Planner, Training Analyst, Cyber Operations Specialist, Program Analyst, and positions in Human Resources, Acquisition, Logistics, Facilities, Protocol and more!