Cyber Security major

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  1. Vista123

    Vista123 Member

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    If you major in Cyber Security what job are you most likely to head to after graduation?

    If your major is engineering you would still go branch infantry for example.

    However if your major is cyber security (and the field evolves daily and the technical skills are needed in warfare) you wouldn't take a few years off to drive a tank. where would you head to?
     
  2. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    You can branch whatever you want to branch, assuming you've got the grades. I know engineering majors who went Aviation, IT majors that went Armor. As of now, no one gets forced into a branch based on their major (with some exceptions for engineers)
     
  3. cb7893

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    http://www.arcyber.army.mil/

    This is a brand spanking new branch. I believe USMA class of 2015 is the first to send grads to cyber command. I think AROTC sent 15, all of whom were branched to Signal. This is my DS's track and I still don't understand how the whole system works (as one call tell from my butchering of the terminology).

    There are a number of recent threads dealing with ascensions, which give all the numbers.

    My guess is that Army Cyber Command would be much more mindful of a major than most other branches due to the specialized knowledge required.
     
  4. -Bull-

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    I was reading on the Army Cyber website the other day and there was something about the majors they like for officers joining the branch, I can't find it right now though.
     
  5. cb7893

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    DS actually switched majors from Chem E to Chem because he wanted more computer science. He may even have enough credits for a CS minor. He also has a very strong facility with languages and is generally off the charts in math. Never play cards with him.

    Bottomline, one would think that the required skill set would be so narrowly defined, that the college major/minor would a big difference. How else would one prove one's proficiency?
     

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