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Occupation Exhibit

MOS-35Q-002

CRYPTOLOGIC NETWORK WARFARE SPECIALIST
35Q30
35Q40

Exhibit Dates: 10/11–Present.

Career Management Field: 35 (Military Intelligence).

Description
Summary: The Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist supervises and conducts full-spectrum military Cryptologic digital operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure friendly freedom of action in cyberspace and deny the same to adversaries. MOS duties are not defined in terms of rank or pay grade, but by levels. Credit is recommended for levels 30 and 40. Skill Level 30: Able to perform the duties of the 10 and 20 levels. Provides guidance to subordinate Soldiers. Performs advanced analysis and operations based on Cryptologic digital information. Analyzes technical documents and reports. Leads operational teams in support of Cryptographic Network Warfare mission requirements. Supervises correlation and fusion of Cryptologic Network Warfare operations. Coordinates Cryptologic Network Warfare processes to determine mission objectives, priorities and taskings based on requirements. Skill Level 40: Able to perform the duties required for Skill Level 30; develop Cryptologic digital technical training strategies for subordinates focused on supporting Cryptologic Network Warfare. Supervises operational teams as well as processing, analysis and reporting functions. Analyzes and evaluates intelligence data and releases Cryptographic digital reports in support of Cryptologic Network Warfare operations. Supervises Cryptologic cyber synchronization process of supported commands and other agencies. Coordinates cyber activities with other disciplines.

Related Competencies
Communication topics include critical thinking, effective delivery methods, Microsoft Office Suite, oral communication, presentation skills, and strategic communication. Technical writing topics include audience analysis, business memoranda, instructional manuals, interpreting presentation, quality control, and technical reports. Supervision topics include coaching, computer applications, conflict management, evaluation, resource allocation, and team building. Introduction to programming topics include C++ language, control structures, local variables, modular programming, program design, and Python language. Network fundamentals topics include Internet Protocol (IP), network switching, network topologies, operating systems, and troubleshooting. Area studies topics include country studies, cultural awareness, historical appreciation, human geography, physical geography, political units, and social systems. Technical intelligence topics include communications intelligence, cryptology, cyber intelligence, electronic intelligence, foreign instrumentation signals intelligence, geospatial intelligence, intelligence and surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), measurement and signature intelligence, and signals intelligence analysis. Security architecture and design topics include network analysis, operating system setup and configuration, policies and procedures, security assessment, security planning, and target architectural design. Digital forensics topics include data exploitation, decryption methods, digital signature development, forensic acquisition of a digital device, malware analysis, and metadata analysis. Management topics include controlling, decision-making and problem solving, development, leading, planning, and risk management. Human resource management topics include career counseling, discipline, employee motivation, staffing and promotions, training and development, and workforce diversity.

Recommendation, Skill Level 30
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communication, 3 in technical writing, 3 in supervision, 3 in introduction to programming, 3 in network fundamentals, and 3 in area studies. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in security architecture and design, and 3 in digital forensics (4/14)(4/14).

Recommendation, Skill Level 40
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communication, 3 in technical writing, 3 in supervision, 3 in introduction to programming, 3 in network fundamentals, and 3 in area studies. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in human resource management, 3 in technical intelligence, 3 in security architecture and design, and 3 in digital forensics (4/14)(4/14).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 06/11/2014
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