170D - Cyber Capabilities Developer Technician

The Cyber Capabilities Developer Technician is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the development and implementation of software and hardware capabilities and is a leader, trainer, and advisor to commanders at all levels. The Cyber Capabilities Developer Technician is a versatile, highly trained individual responsible for analyzing system vulnerabilities, product research, capability development, documentation, and implementation of software and hardware capabilities that operate in and through cyberspace and serve as a force multiplier for maneuver forces. The Cyber Capabilities Developer Technician advances in skills and abilities as they progress through their careers. 


***Applicants must meet all Administrative Requirements to become a Warrant Officer***


Minimum prerequisites:

  • Must be an SGT (E-5) or above. (NO WAIVERS)

  • BLC Graduate. (NO WAIVERS)

  • Must take and pass the Cyber Capabilities Developer assessment. See below for details. (Applicants who have completed the BSLE/Basic JQR are exempt from this requirement)

  • LOR from cyber branch Warrant Officer (170A/170D) (NO WAIVERS)

  • LOR from senior warrant officer within the current unit (CW3 or above) (NO WAIVERS)

  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET clearance. (NO WAIVERS)

  • Any MOS may apply.

  • EL, GT, or ST score must be 115 or above (1 of the 3)


Preferred requirements 

  • NCOERS or equivalent civilian evaluations demonstrating superior leadership performance and potential

  • STEM-related degree

  • Object Oriented Programming experience


Note: There are no Reserve or National Guard 170D Positions


Cyber Capabilities Developer Assessment Details 

The test is a three-part assessment that was developed by the Cyber School and is administered virtually. The test will be multiple choice and timed and will cover critical thinking and the applicants’ ability to grasp programming concepts. 


  • Registration for the cyber capabilities assessment is closed but will reopen in October for FY22 accessions.

  • There is no early access to the test

  • No study materials are available prior to registering for the assessment. Upon registering for the assessment (beginning in October), study materials will be provided. 


Direct all warrant application inquiries to your Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.

Contact the proponent POC below for questions regarding Cyber prerequisite qualifications.


CW4 Brian D. Matthews
Warrant Officer Personnel Developer (Proponent)
Office Chief of Cyber
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
E-Mail: brian.d.matthews.mil@mail.mil
COMM: (706) 791-4939
DSN: (312) 780-4939





Last Updated: 2 June 2021