What is the ARCYBER Career Exploration, Advancement and Develoment program?
The Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) Career Exploration, Advancement, and Development (CEAD) Program is a command-wide initiative comprised of 8-10 week Summer internships and 2-year fellowships for cyber professionals. The program offers on-the-job training, projects, rotation assignments (Fellows only), and other training. Participating organizations include: ARCYBER Command Headquarters, U.S. Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), NETCOM Cyber Protection Brigade (CPB), 1st Information Operations Command (IO), U.S. Army Intelligence Command’s 780th Military Intelligence Brigade (780th MI BDE), and the Joint Forces Headquarters-GA.
The CEAD Program is designed to build a pipeline of entry-level professionals to expertly perform and adapt to an ever-changing cyber operational environment. The program provides experiential-based training anchored on a 4-point training strategy that includes academics, leadership training, broadening experiences and core functional training events. The CEAD Program fosters diverse experiences to increase the aptitude for success and dominance within the cyberspace domain. Upon acceptance into the program, participants work as full-time employees in a drug tested position and are required to maintain a Top Secret (TS)/Secret Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearance, Counter Intelligence Polygraph (CI/POLY) and a Military Affairs Desk Office (MADO) clearance (for some work locations).
How can I get information and apply?
Details on how to get information and apply can be found in the following documents:
CEAD PROGRAM OVERVIEW FACT SHEET
CEAD PROGRAM INFORMATION PACKET
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SCHOLAR PROGRAMS FACT SHEET
BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES FACT SHEET
CEAD PROGRAM PRE-SCREENING FORM
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