Warrant Officer Prerequisites and Duty Description
170D - Cyber Capabilities Developer Technician
The Cyber Capabilities Developer Technician is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on developing and implementing 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 implementing software and hardware capabilities that operate in and through cyberspace. 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***
Registration for the FY24 Cyber Capabilities Developer Assessment (CCDA) is closed. Registration for the FY25 CCDA will open 1 June 2024.  Good luck and Cyber on!
-170D Assessment registration for NON-CAC holders, please email your request for registration to the CCDA to: usarmy.eisenhower.cyber-schl.list.170d-ccda-application@army.mil 
Minimum prerequisites:
  • Any MOS may apply.
  • Must take and pass the Cyber Capabilities Developer Assessment (CCDA). Registration for the FY25 CCDA opens 1 June 2024 WOSB.
  • Applicants who possess a Cyberspace Capability Developer Certification do not require the CCDA (applies only to Soldiers working within the Cyber Mission Force).
  • EL, GT, or ST score must be 115 or above (1 of the 3)
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a TOP SECRET clearance (NO WAIVERS).
  • 3 or more NCOERS or evaluations/monthly counselings for SMs, 3 or more equivalent civilian evaluations for civilians. At least one evaluation demonstrating superior leadership performance and potential (NO WAIVERS).
  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR) from a Sr. Warrant Officer in any MOS that has worked directly with the applicant (if available), or Supervisor (for civilian applicants).
  • LOR from a senior 170D Warrant Officer (CW2-CW5) is required (NO WAIVERS). In the absence of an available senior 170D, the Cyber Proponent to set up an interview with a senior 170D – Cyber Capabilities Developer Technician once the applicant completes the steps below:
    • Ensure that your packet is 90% or more complete since the warrant officer will need to make an assessment based purely on your packet and phone interview.
    • Ensure that any waivers you may require are complete and included in the packet.
    • Ensure you meet the basic administrative qualifications to become a Warrant Officer as well as the 170D specific requirements on this page. 
    • Be prepared toconduct an in-depth phone interview (technical & professional)
​Preferred requirements:
  • C and/or Python programming
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Discrete math
  • Cyber Capability Developer certified (Basic/Senior)
  • Tool Developer Qualification Course (TDQC)
  • Experience with hardware development
Note: There are no Reserve or National Guard 170D Positions
**ALARACT 014/2023 - IMPLEMENTING GUIDANCE FOR DIRECT APPOINTMENT AND DIRECT COMMISSION OF CERTAIN WARRANT OFFICERS** Cyber Proponent will keep the option available for Warrant Officer Direct Appointment and Direct Commissioning to carefully respond to accessions, grade strength, and/or year group shortfalls as needed on a case-by-case basis. If branch-wide implementation of these options occurs Proponent will notify the branch. WO Applicants cannot apply for Direct Appointment or Commissioning, if implementation occurs each and every packet is evaluated for possible inclusion.

Address all warrant officer application questions and inquiries to a Regional Warrant Officer Recruiter.  Please visit the "How Do I Apply" page for required forms and examples. Contact the proponent POCs below for any questions regarding technical qualifications.

CW5 David P. Lucy
Warrant Officer Personnel Developer (Proponent)
Office Chief of Cyber
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
COMM: (706) 791-4939
DSN: (312) 780-4939
Jaclyn D. Rivera
WO Force Integration Specialist
Office Chief of Cyber
U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence & Fort Gordon
COMM: (706) 791-5147
DSN: (312) 780-5147

Last Updated: 25 September 2023