First Class of Air Force Cyber-Weapons Officers Graduates

The Air Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nev., has…

The Air Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nev., has sent its first class of cyber-trained weapons officers out into the world.

Although the officers who completed the course are fulltime cyber-operators, an official Air Force story made clear that the service wants future applicants from across the career spectrum, so that cyber warfare as a weapons discipline, as opposed to the old IT guy concept, becomes the norm.

Although this cyber class is the school’s first, Maj. Brent Wells, the director of operations for the cyber [Weapons Instructor Course], said the graduates’ accomplishment will ultimately reduce the distinction between cyber and traditional operational specialties.

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