I'm retired Army Reserve but I served in Information Operations at Third Army in Kuwait. I have been in this field for over 20 years. When I went through "Information Management Officer" training in Kuwait, a 2 hour course on what had taken me 5 years (Windows Active Directory) to learn, I found that, not only was the duty position given to the "new guys" but the training was way over most of their heads.
MAJ ThisGuy is on the money. Training needs to be tailored to the service member who has an interest in this field. Professional pay (used to be called Pro-Pay) may be a way to keep service members on duty and not fleeing to the civilian world. The talent's out there, it just has to be advertised and good training made available.
That's my two cents from the Army/Civilian side!
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