I am a 25N30 tech level II 8570 compliant with a TS-SCI clearance. I would like to know more about this new MOS,and possibly reclass. I have talked with my branch manager who sent me to a site with porposed prereqs but no current info. I have spent a great deal of time researching this MOS and have since learned that the training is 14wks of SANS instruction. However, I would like more information about this MOS to include possible assignments. I would also like to know if this will be an MOS that will set me up for eventually becoming a 255S?
I have not heard of it as of yet; but it should set you on the path for 255S which still is not an ascension MOS. Only 255A and 255N. 255S is for Signal Warrants who want to move over to IA/CND after four or five years time.
Thank you both for the input. Do you know where I could find more information on 25D? I have already contacted branch,who didn't know much about the MOS, and sent me a dated link on AKO. Also, my retention NCO is not tracking this MOS. I would really like to get into this MOS and, along with the above input, would really appreciate any more info that might be out there. One of my concerns with this MOS is getting stuck in a vault. This is always a possibility for any unfortunate signal soul, but is this going to be a main purpose for the MOS?
I don't believe so- I've been reading some of it on the discussions the 53 series Officers have going on.
It will be an 'active' MOS- there are already small groups of Soldiers (and especially AirMen!) who are engaging in some of this stuff. We're talking "No Such Agency"- so of course it doesn't get talked about much.
It's likely an MOS where you would be in a specific Unit with others of the same MOS working the same missions.
Not really anything more I know, and some of the above ^^ is assumption. I know a guy who retired N SA last year and was involved in some cool stuffs which he could barely talk about at all. TS clearance etc...
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Ok, I'm even more excited about this MOS now! From what I have learned from the above responses and prior research, this job is what I have been looking for. Hopefully, in the future I may be able to go directly to 255S. If not, then I still have an awesome and challenging job. I guess now I just have to submit a 4187 or chat with my retention NCO again.
Originally posted by Jesse G: Signal2881, I am looking into reclassing to this MOS could you please share anymore information on 25D? Requirements, how to apply, Etc. It is not on any of the army sites.
The following URL is what my branch manager sent me;
I am currently in the 1st 25D Course. Details of the training or mission is "Need To Know", and disclosure could compromise the Teams. I will tell you that it is currently only open to 25B3Os (potentially opening to ALL MOSs in 2014), and the training is like nothing I have ever experienced in my 15+ yrs; I was C|EH Certified coming into this. I train and operate alongside the 255Ss. The recruitment link and video are found here:
Not everyone that applies gets in; the screening process is very thorough, and we want the best, both technical skills and personal character count here! I know I haven't said much, but I wish you luck, and maybe I'll see you on a Cyber Protection Team!This message has been edited. Last edited by: CYBER Trail Blazer,
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In the past 2 months I have completed a number of cyber boot camps, during which, I have come to realize that there are certain skills you should possess when coming into this field to make the transition a smooth one:
1st: you should have a decent amount of Linux skills and knowledge, and be able to navigate your way in a Linux distro, like oh, BT5. there are several books on the topic; if you prefer videos, I recommend "CompTIA Linux+ 2009 CBT Training" at http://www.careeracademy.com You don't have to purchase another computer just to use Linux, instead use the FREE VM Player https://my.vmware.com/web/vmwa...ng/vmware_player/6_0 and create a VM of BackTrack http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ to use on your Windows box (be very careful as BT5 has exploits already built into it). YouTube has many how-to guides.
Thanks for the insight into the course. It's good to know that what you are currently going through, or have finished by now, is what I am already training my Reserve Soldiers on. I was an instructor for the Air Force's Network Warfare Bridge Course and Intermediate Network Warfare Training. This solidifies the past years worth of training I have been providing.
I have contacted the proponent career manager and the SGM in charge of the 25D course for further information. Again, thanks for the insight.