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Electronic Warfare Officer - 29A

  • Active/Reserve:Active Duty
  • Officer/Enlisted:Officer
  • Restrictions:None


The electronic warfare officer is the principal staff officer responsible for cyber protection and integration. This officer is responsible for conducting and coordinating electronic attacks, facilitating electronic protection, and providing electronic warfare support.

Job Duties

  • Planning and execution of electronic warfare operations
  • Coordinating the attachment of specialized electronic warfare teams
  • Deny, disrupt, deceive, degrade, or destroy enemy electronic warfare capabilities
  • Requirements

  • Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
  • Training

    Job training for a electronic warfare officer requires completing the Electronic Warfare Officer Qualification Course. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Radio wave theory
  • Planning and execution of Electronic Warfare operations
  • Determining proper frequencies
  • Helpful Skills

  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Capability to bear numerous responsibilities
  • Interest in computers and technology

    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an examination that is administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. It is used to determine qualification and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

  • No ASVAB
  • Compensation

  • Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay and vacation time.

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