DD USNA OORAH! / DS ROTC HOOAH!
- May 22, 2018
DD is nearly one year removed from graduation and commission, but not yet operational. She hasn’t gone far — literally and figuratively — but happy to be working, earning a paycheck and wearing the USMC uniform. She was TAD on the Yard for plebe summer, then TBS in Quantico, now TAD in Quantico, then headed to her MOS school. It’ll be more than 21 months before she’s a fully functioning 2LT ready to lead Marines in her specialty.Our USMA/Cyber son is just finishing up his captain’s course, getting married in June, and moving from Ft. Gordon, GA to Ft. Meade, MD in August to a new unit he is very excited about. Of course he can’t tell us why or what he’ll be doing. What else is new?
Many cyber officers, regardless of branch, do end up at Fort Meade, which is ground zero for cyber warfare. But they also can end up attached to combat units training in the U.S. and/or deployed overseas. As an Army BG with good cyber knowledge told me a year ago, it’s a very new field and things are being figured out. Not YMMV — your mileage will vary — according to him.Would a field like Cyber mean little to no deployment, or are Cyber officers often sent overseas?