Becoming a U.S. Army JROTC Cyber Instructor

U.S. Army JROTC Cadets
Who Can Apply?

  • Current U.S. Army JROTC Instructors
  • Any retired Army Officer, Warrant Officer, or NCO (Active, Guard, and Reserve) with a cyber background
  • Retired from service (Active, Guard, and Reserve) no longer than 3 years (waiverable after 3 years)

Credentials and requirements are subject to change as curriculum and overall program are further developed.

Cyber Instructor Qualifications

The JROTC Cyber Pilot will leverage instructors from various backgrounds and experiences to execute the pilot across approximately twenty sites in the first year with more sites the following years. To meet this demand, the JROTC Cyber Pilot Program Curriculum Development team proposes the following instructor requirements in addition to a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, secondary education or related field.

Certification (1 of the following)

  • DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification (Any IAT Level 1 certification or higher)
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) or similar
  • Cisco Certified Technician or similar

Professional Experience (1 of the following)

  • 2+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in a cybersecurity related role or MOS fitting the experience: 17A/B/C/D, 25A/B/C/D/N/Q/S/U, 35N/Q/S/T, 94F/H/Y, 170, 255, FA24, FA26, FA29, FA30, or FA53 series/technology careers in the military
  • 2+ years of post-secondary education experience or USASMA certified small group leader or 8 identifier serving 18 months or more as a TRADOC instructor for MOS fitting the experience listed above.
  • JROTC will consider candidates who do not meet the above certifications and/or professional experience requirements pending a panel interview, agreement to attend additional summer training, and obtaining an IAT Level I certification within 6 months of becoming a cyber-instructor.

Cyber Instructor Job Description

Knowledge

  • Computer networking concepts and network security methodologies.
  • Authentication, authorization, and access control methods.
  • Laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity.

Skills

  • Configure and utilizes network protection technologies.
  • Build computer hardware systems and networks.
  • Identify network vulnerabilities and risks.

Abilities

  • Prepare and deliver education materials regarding cybersecurity-related topics, such as those dealing with systems, networks and data, users, and security policies and procedures.
  • Communicate complex information, concepts, ideas, in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.
  • Provide effective feedback to students for improvement of learning.

Tasks

  • Plan and implement lessons using effective classroom management and instructional techniques.
  • Develop or assist in the development of course assignments, course evaluations and grading/proficiency standards.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback on assignments.

How to Apply

Email your resume to: usarmy.knox.usacc.mbx.hq-jrotc-cyber@mail.mil

Learn More About the U.S. Army JROTC Cyber Pilot

Additional information on the U.S. Army JROTC Cyber Pilot can be found on the "About the U.S. Army JROTC Cyber Pilot" Page.

Information on the U.S. Army JROTC instructor application and certification process can be found on the "Before you Apply" page.

Cyber Pilot instructor Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the "JROTC Cyber Instructor Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)" page.

U.S. Army JROTC Cyber Pilot Instructor Brochure

Download the Cyber Pilot Instructor Brochure (.pdf)