Recruiting and Retaining Cyberwarriors
Strategy Research Project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In response to growing national reliance on cyberspace and the increasing vulnerability to it from state and non-state actors the United States Air Force stood up the Cyberspace Command on November 2nd, 2006. Establishment of this new command requires a highly-skilled Information Technology IT savvy workforce capable of controlling and dominating the cyber domain. Recruiting and retaining this highly skilled workforce is a significant challenge for the Air Force due to the high public and private sector demand for people with IT and related engineering skills and several other demographic and society factors. This recruitment and retention challenge is further exacerbated by a new generation, commonly referred to as Millennials, now coming into the workplace. The Millennials have different views, motivations, career goals, job and workplace expectations, demographics, and skill sets than previous generations. This paper examines these growing recruitment and retention challenges along with the many generational differences of the Millennials in an attempt to provide some insight and recommendations on how best to attract and retain the necessary talent for the new Cyberspace Command.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Computer Systems
- Military Forces and Organizations