Serve part-time as an Officer in the Navy Reserve Information Warfare

Disable enemy threats with communications technology.

There are now openings for Information Warfare professionals in the Navy Reserve.

Industry: Military, Information Operations, Cryptology, Radar, Satellite, Communications, Traffic Analysis, Intelligence, National Security, Computer Networks, CIA, FBI, NSA

Type of Service: Part-time (Reserve Duty)

Type of Position: Officer in the Navy Reserve (college degree required)

About this Job: Information Warfare Officers in the Navy Reserve work with military information security, contributing to sensitive initiatives through the application of cryptology – specifically cryptography and cryptanalysis. In this role:

  • Utilize information technology expertise to ensure battlespace dominance and mission success
  • Qualify as an Operations Watch Officer, responsible for real-time signal intelligence collection, processing, analysis and reporting
  • Computer network operations
  • Develop and acquire cutting-edge exploitation and defense systems
  • Lead Information Dominance personnel across the spectrum of military operations
  • Process real-time signal intelligence
  • Plan and deliver information warfare effects during exercises and operations

Key Opportunities: Information Warfare Officers’ specialized knowledge and expertise, coupled with their security clearance, makes them highly valuable in the civilian sector as well as for future employment with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or National Security Agency (NSA). There are also these distinct professional advantages:

  • Pursue opportunities not readily available in civilian practice
  • Work at sea, air and shore commands around the globe
  • Serve at one of the National Security Agency or Cryptologic Centers
  • Lead Information Dominance Sailors in related activities both afloat and ashore
  • Prepare for credentialing, certification and/or licensure opportunities from a number of national boards and organizations
  • Receive training that may be counted toward semester credit hours for a vocational certificate as well as an associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Potentially get full tuition for college – plus money for books and living expenses – through the Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Earn competitive supplemental pay, points toward retirement benefits and outstanding insurance options
  • Potential opportunity for further education at the Naval Postgraduate School in pursuit of a master’s or doctoral degree in one of many programs
  • Distinguish yourself with pride and respect as an Information Warfare Officer in the Navy Reserve

Qualifications and Requirements: Candidates must satisfy specific criteria that vary, depending upon military backgroud: whether currently serving, having served before or having never served.

  • U.S. citizenship: Required for individual and immediate family (Due to the classified nature of the Information Warfare field)
  • Special background investigation/Top Secret security clearance: Required
  • Gender: Male or female
  • Age: 19 to 35
  • Degree: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. (Those with a high school diploma or equivalent may qualify for a similar career in Intelligence.)
  • Physical fitness test: Required
  • Service commitment: Minimum of three years of Reserve Duty

Learn more about Information Warfare Officer opportunities in the Navy Reserve – including details about responsibilities, training, career advantages and qualifications.