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Air Force's new career path: Cyber-war specialist

For generations, Americans signing up for the military have had the basic choice of applying to enter the Marines, Army, Air Force or Navy. Within the branches, various training is offered for career paths such as communications, operations or logistics, notes a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

For those engaged in combat, few are ever far from guns, bombs or missiles.

But the U.S. Air Force now is offering a new career path: cyber warfare operations.

These warriors will be fighting with a keyboard, mouse and computer screen.

The Federation of American Scientists noted that military cyber operations have been “normalized to the point that there is now a defined career path for would-be cyber warriors in the U.S. Air Force and a formal curriculum for training them.”

A comprehensive education and training document identifies “life-cycle education-training requirements, training support resources and minimum core task requirements” for the new career path.

The goal is to provide commanders with the outline for selecting, training, schooling and authorizing those who will fight in the cyber world.

For the rest of this report, and more, please go to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.