I’ve been out for 7 years+ now. Former enlisted. I now have my degree and work in cyber and have been looking into direct commission programs in the Army and Air National Guard. Anyone have expierence with direct commission or just officer experience doing cyber in the Air Guard.

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Very hard to DC in Army unless you’re literally at the NSA so good call going with Air Guard. Make sure your unit is an MDT (Mission Defense Team) there’s a bit of variety in what AF Cyber does. Some squadrons do high speed stuff and others are more akin to traditional IT.


Enlisted ANG - 1b4 here in the MDANG. What is your questions?

MDTs are CPT lite++++, pretty much you are limited to your base and units are still trying to figure out what to do with them. Nothing wrong with going MDT but if you want cyber look for a COG

Join a unit that has a cyber operations group . If you want to do NMT/offensive look at MDANG or Delaware. We also have a CPT

We have Intel, 1b4s, and 17S

Can’t comment on the direct commission aspect


PAANG has good cyber people, not sure if they have NMTs.

CPT mobilization rotation is around every 3ish years for 6 months. NMT mobilizations around around every 2ish years for 6 month.

The reason the NMT seems more aggressive is that there isn’t a lot of guard units that can support the mission.

Just be mindful, the CPT training pipeline is around a year and the NMT pipeline is around 2 years. Also that there is a good chance all your training won’t line up so consider that from your job schedule


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