The JCAC, the class that many intelligence personnel attend for cyber analysis instruction, is not exactly paying the bill for this specific work role regularly.
The Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth could select the best of the UCT or JCAC graduates, interview them before they come to the squadron (if possible), and then screen them again when they arrive.
JCAC is currently 25 weeks and 1 day long and 1,008 classroom hours.
A one-week course conducted following the Soldier's graduation from JCAC. The course focuses on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills (WTBD), Army Values, and instilling the warrior mentality following 6 months in a multi-service classroom.
* JCAC Prep Course: A course designed to familiarize new JCAC students with problems they will encounter in the first 6 modules of the course with a focus on successfully navigating the first 30 days.
The online training directly corresponds to specific JCAC modules.
While the JCAC course is 6 months--and it's long and it's hard--it's really only the beginning of a significant training pipeline to develop a strong Sailor who will be valued within the cyber field.
If they try to apply their old study habits to JCAC, it's less likely that they will be successful.
Q: How does JCAC support the development of the Cyber Mission Force?
A: JCAC is a feeder course for all of the work roles that the Cyber Mission Force will perform.
Following completion of JCAC
, I worked on the Navy Red Team which specialized in offensive network testing.