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Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit



Exhibit Dates: 3/16–Present.

Career Pattern
Will have progressed to Operations Systems Specialist (OSS) from enlisted rating, Operations Specialist (OS).

OSS Warrant Officers are specialists in operations, information security, and operations security. They serve as security managers, security officers, and planning officers, and are experts in systems capabilities, limitations, and reliability. They organize and supervise personnel and provide technical advice and information concerning security practices, and advise senior leadership on common operating procedures.

Related Competencies
Project management topics include coordination, environmental scanning, operations planning, planning, resource management, risk analysis, and time management. Advanced communications topics include communication technologies, critical thinking, interpersonal relations, oral communications, presentation skills, technical writing, and written communications. Strategic planning topics include contingency planning, decision-making process, operational planning, scenario development, strategy formulation, SWOT analysis, and tactical planning. Security management topics include risk analysis, security auditing, security fundamentals, security operations, security personnel, security planning, and security threats. Cybersecurity policy topics include compliance, cyber policies, information technology governance, intelligence, metrics, security plans, and security principles. Emergency planning topics include community resources, crisis response, cultural awareness, disaster recovery, emergency and disaster incident command, emergency management, emergency response operations, natural disasters, and triage assessment.

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in project management. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in advanced communications, 3 in strategic planning, 3 in security management, 3 in cybersecurity policy, and 3 in emergency planning (3/16)(3/16).

ACE occupation reviews are conducted by faculty currently teaching at appropriately accredited colleges and universities. Faculty teams analyze the official occupation standards and validate the duties and requirements through service member interviews to determine if the content, scope, and rigor of the experiential learning align to current postsecondary curricula. A minimum of 3 faculty evaluators must achieve consensus on credit recommendations. Please see Faculty Evaluators - Home Page for more information.