Great discussion of the situation. As we continue to build out CMF and all that it entails, the role of the 17DA/17S is hotly debated. Having been involved with the standup of UCT, the build out of CMF, and the training pipelines overall, I can say that the greatest area of deficiency is in DEFINING the role of a cyber operator. Are they managers who marginally understand the career field? Are they keyboard ninjas? How do they interact and differentiate between the 1B4s? Are they assigned to every weapon system and ONLY the weapon systems? Are they only in CMF teams? Once these questions are consistently answered, we will be able to formulate a way forward. As it stands now, the answers go back and forth with the wind.
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