RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA SANTA MONICA United States
This document reports a subset of the results from a larger study examining the training and retaining of cyber operations specialists. In this document, we focus on providing information to assist the Army in managing the new 17C Cyber military occupational specialty MOS. Because this MOS was created recently, there is little historical information available on the performance or retention of soldiers in the MOS. Instead, we describe our quantitative findings regarding the historical retention of recruits with similar qualifications as cyber operations specialists, as well as our findings on wage earnings available to these soldiers in the civilian sector. The findings should be of interest to those involved in planning, developing, and retaining a cyber workforce.