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Cyber Warfare Engineer (CWE)


Students must also major in a cyber-related Tier 1 or Tier 2 academic major, such as:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Computer Programming
  4. Electrical Engineering
  5. Electronics & Communications Engineering
  6. Information Technology
  7. or a related academic programs with different titles

Currently Florida State University curriculum is the only school approved by the National Security Agency for students receiving the Cyber Option Scholarship Reservation (COSR)

High school students applicants must go to the below website to apply

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Community Vision

CWE Officers use specific cyber warfare expertise to develop Computer Network Operations capabilities.

Mission Statement

Cyber Warfare Engineer (CWE) is a Restricted Line community within the Information Dominance Corps (IDC). CWE Officers have focused Computer Network Operations (CNO) knowledge, skills and abilities.

Guiding Principles

CNO Competency: CWE Officers employ a thorough understanding of the tenets of CNO, and know how to optimally use all CNO resources for “effects-based” cyber warfare. CWE Officers develop CNO capabilities that will deliver tactical, operational, and strategic advantages.

Leadership: Leadership is a core competency for all Naval Officers. CWE Officers must be engaged, seize the initiative, motivate people, effectively apply resources and execute the mission while taking care of Sailors.

Professional Expertise: CWE Officers require knowledge of computer science, engineering and technology as well as the human elements of adversaries’ use of cyberspace. CWE Officers will build this expertise through a combination of formal education and experience.

Career Path

CWE Officers serve in challenging billets that are designed to leverage their specific CNO expertise and develop capabilities and tools.

CWE Officers must serve at least six years on active duty from date of appointment.

Active duty service for CWE Officers terminates at the sixth anniversary of commissioning, upon which time they will be encouraged to compete for lateral transfer into another IDC community:

  • Information Warfare (1810)
  • Information Professional (1820),
  • Intelligence(1830)
  • or seek employment in a Department of Defense civilian capacity..