Posted on Aug 30, 2020
SPC Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Operations Specialist
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Hello I’m an active duty 74D , I have my degree in business , a Net +, Sec+ and A+ and Im almost done with my Cyber security Bachelors degree. Most of my experience has been building and designing websites and apps. Can someone please give me some incite on the direct commission program I’ve reached out and emailed the POC but have had a hard time connecting with someone to get more information besides what’s on the website. I know I’m at a disadvantage because of my lack of related experience I just would like to know how to make myself a competitive applicant without getting out the Army and getting a civilian job. I want to serve in the Army without a BIS. Can anyone help me out?
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LTC Jason Mackay
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The approval authority for a 368 is the first GO in the chain of command.
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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You can direct commission into it, but I've never heard of anyone DC into 17A with anything less than Master's in computer science with at least a background in programming. No offense, but your BS in CS is pretty much a dime a dozen these days. It would be very helpful for you if you were to try to become a 17 series warrant, or a 17C or 25D
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Edited 3 mo ago
You probably won't find anyone on here unless you're really really lucky. They haven't done a ton yet. For example, last month they commissioned 10. If it was me, I would reach out to this newly-commissioned Major on global and ask all your questions via email. He just went through the process and got enough credit to come in as an O-4, so I would guess he knows what it takes to make a competitive packet.
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/08/17/direct-commissions-for-army-cyber-officers-finally-gaining-steam-two-star-says/
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