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Cyber Warfare: The Newest Battlefield

An engine of innovation and communication, the Internet connects billions of people, helps deliver goods and services globally, and brings ideas and knowledge to those who would otherwise lack access. The United States relies on the Internet and the systems and data of cyberspace for a wide range of critical services. This reliance leaves us vulnerable in the face of a real and dangerous cyber threat, as state and non-state actors plan to conduct disruptive and destructive cyber-attacks on the networks of our critical infrastructure and steal U.S. intellectual property to undercut our technological and military advantage.

Army National Guard Cyber Protection Team

The Cyber Protection Team is a joint partnership between the New Jersey and New York National Guard to meet the threats from cyberspace. Soldiers assigned to the Cyber Protection Team train and operate on a traditional part-time basis, in support of state and federal missions. When mobilized for federal active duty, the Cyber Protection Team provides surge support to Army Cyber Command and support to defensive cyberspace operations as assigned.

The Cyber Protection Team provides elite, trained, trusted, disciplined and highly skilled cyber professionals responsive to the needs of the nation while boosting the state and federal cyber defense capabilities. Additionally, the Cyber Protection Team gives New Jersey and New York an additional asset, if needed, when it comes to large-scale emergencies and disasters at home.

Citizen Soldiers are an essential part of The Cyber Protection Team, these cyber professionals, many of whom bring private sector experience, enhance the total Army's cyberspace capabilities and capacities.

Become a Cyber Professional

  • The Cyber career path offers Soldiers the opportunity to join the Army's newest branch and help to defend America as front line warriors in cyberspace.
  • You are the first line of defense. Cyberspace operations are critical to our nation and the Army's mission. Securing cyberspace is a vital responsibility.
  • Talented, passionate, forward-thinking, flexible professionals are taking on the challenges of cyberspace. If you’re ready for the challenge, the Cyber Protection Team is ready for you.

In order to be considered for the Cyber Protection Team you must be qualified in the following areas:

  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Be a US Citizen.
  • Physically and mentally fit.
  • Passion for working in the Cyber/Information Technology Field.

To apply:

  • Personnel interested in competing for a position on the Cyber Protection Team may submit a resume and completed cyber questionnaire that can be downloaded here.
  • Applicants will send the required documentation to the following email address:
  • Please ensure your official military email address is included on your resume as all responses and future correspondence will be conducted using only the ".mil".

Not in the Guard? Find A New Jersey Army National Guard Recruiter

Applications for the Cyber Protection Team are accepted continually for Enlisted, Warrant, and Officer MDAY positions.

"Many of our adversaries lack the ability to confront our forces physically, choosing instead to employ virtual weapons with potentially devastating effect. We must take full advantage of these technologies, building our own capabilities to operate in cyber-space with the same level of skill and confidence we enjoy on the land. We will either adapt to this reality or risk ceding the advantage to future enemies." CSA General Raymond T. Odierno

Cyber Protection Team is Recruiting

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