FA26 officers plan, design, engineer, implement, operate and secure Army and DoD information networks and services. FA 26 provides the Army with a professional corps of skilled communications systems engineering officers able to lead highly technical Soldiers, Warrant Officers and civilians to manage complex information technology projects in support of unified land operations. FA 26 contains three Areas of Concentration (AOC): AOC 26A Network Systems Engineering (CPT-LTC), AOC 26B Information Systems Engineering (CPT-LTC) and AOC 26Z Information Network Engineering (COL).
|Why Become an FA26||FA26 Assignments||FA26 Training|
|Demanding, Dynamic Career Field
• Challenging assignments at the tactical, operational and strategic levels
• The Army’s premier experts to manage enterprise information systems and services, and implement cybersecurity measures to protect information on the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) in support of mission command.
• All FA26 positions are Key Development (KD)
• Assignment Diversity
• Broadening Opportunities (TWI/ACS)
• Highly marketable skills and certifications
• Leadership and technical skill development
• Up to 15 credits towards master's degree at universities such as Syracuse University.
|All FA 26 positions are key developmental (KD) with opportunities at all levels:
• Regional Cyber Centers
• Joint, Multi-national
• Research and Development
• Professor (USMA, AFIT)
AOC 26A Network Systems Engineer Course (NSEC) and the AOC 26B Information Systems Engineer Course (ISEC) are 30 weeks long and are conducted at the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, GA.
Completion of NSEC/ISEC provides up to 15 graduate credits accepted by Syracuse University, University of Maryland and University of Colorado.
|Contacts||Eligibility||How to Apply|
AOC 26B Career Program Manager Office Chief of Signal (OCOS)
AOC 26A Career Program Manager (OCOS)
• Must be 1LT/P or currently awaiting CPT promotion board results, CPT, CPT/P, or MAJ with less than 14 years AFCS
|Application information can be found on the HRC Officers Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program (VTIP) website.
Candidates must complete and submit the applications packet consisting of:
• DA Form 4187
• Memorandum for Record stating reason for request
• Copy of IT certifications (if any)
Applicants will be evaluated based on their duty performance (foremost priority), academic background, relevant IT experience and IT certifications. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, proven leaders with an established performance record and strong STEM background and/or a passion and aptitude for technology.