Updated: April 2021

What does a 3D0X3 do?

Performs risk management framework security determinations of fixed, deployed and mobile information systems (IS) and telecommunications resources to monitor, evaluate and maintain systems, policy and procedures to protect clients, networks, data/voice systems and databases from unauthorized activity. Identifies potential threats and manages resolution of communications security incidents. Enforces national, DoD and Air Force security policies and directives to ensure Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA) of IS resources. Administers and manages the overall cybersecurity program to include Communications Security (COMSEC), Emissions Security (EMSEC) and Computer Security (COMPUSEC) programs.

Where and How Long is the Tech School For a 3D0X3?

Tech School

50 Days - Keesler AFB


Information Systems Technology

What Does the 3D0X3 Duty Badge Look Like?

Cyberspace Support Badge

What are the Demographics for the 3D0X3 Career Field?







Total: 1453

What are the Requirements to Become a 3D0X3?


General: 64


General: 54 AND Cyber-test: 60


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  • Specialty routinely requires work in the networking environment. For award and retention of AFSCs 3D033/3D053/3D073, must attain and maintain a minimum Information Assurance Management Level I certification.
  • Specialty requires routine access to Top Secret material or similar environment.

What are the Duties and Responsibilities For a 3D0X3?

Conducts cybersecurity risk management framework assessments; ensures enterprise cybersecurity policies fully support all legal and regulatory requirements and ensures cybersecurity policies are applied in new and existing IS resources. Identifies cybersecurity weaknesses and provides recommendations for improvement. Monitors enterprise cybersecurity policy compliance and provides recommendations for effective implementation of IS security controls.

Evaluates and assists IS risk management activities. Makes periodic evaluation and assistance visits, notes discrepancies, and recommends corrective actions. Audits and enforces the compliance of cybersecurity procedures and investigates security-related incidents to include COMSEC incidents, classified message incidents, classified file incidents, classified data spillage, unauthorized device connections, and unauthorized network access. Develops and manages the cybersecurity program and monitors emerging security technologies and industry best practices while providing guidance to unit level Information Assurance (IA) Officers..

Responsible for cybersecurity risk management of national security systems during all phases of the IS life cycle through remanence security (REMSEC).2.4. Integrates risk management framework tools with other IS functions to protect and defend IS resources. Advises cyber systems operations personnel and system administrators on known vulnerabilities and assists in developing mitigation and remediation strategies. Provides CIA by verifying cybersecurity controls are implemented in accordance with DoD and Air Force standards. Ensures appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are incorporated into all new and existing IS resources through certification and accreditation and protects IS resources from malicious activity.

Performs COMSEC management duties in accordance with national and DoD directives. Maintains accounting for all required physical and electronic cryptographic material. Issues cryptographic material to units COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO). Provides guidance and training to appointed primary/alternate CRO. Conducts inspections to ensure COMSEC material is properly maintained and investigates and reports all COMSEC related incidents.

Performs EMSEC duties in accordance with national and DoD EMSEC standards. Denies unauthorized access to classified, and in some instances, unclassified information via compromising emanations within a controlled space through effective countermeasure application. Ensures all systems and devices comply with national and DoD EMSEC standards. Inspects classified work areas, provides guidelines and training, maintains area certifications, determines countermeasures; advises commanders on vulnerabilities, threats, and risks; and recommends practical courses of action.

Performs Combat Crew Communications (CCC) functions in support of flying operations. Trains and equips airlift, bomber, early warning, reconnaissance, and tanker aircrews with appropriate COMSEC, Flight Information Publications, Identification, Friend or Foe/Selective Identification Feature publications, Combat Mission Folders, High Frequency, Milstar, Very Low Frequency/Low Frequency, aircrew training, and programming communications equipment. 2.8. Responsible for oversight or management of installation Information Assurance awareness programs. Performs or supervises user cybersecurity awareness and training. Promotes cybersecurity awareness through periodic training, visual aids, newsletters, or other dissemination methods in accordance with organizational requirements.

As part of the Cyberspace Support career field family, manages, supervises, and performs planning and implementation activities. Manages implementation and project installation and ensures architecture, configuration, and integration conformity. Develops, plans, and integrates base communications systems. Serves as advisor at meetings for facility design, military construction programs and minor construction planning. Evaluates base comprehensive plan and civil engineering projects. Monitors status of base work requests. Performs mission review with customers. Controls, manages, and monitors project milestones and funding from inception to completion. Determines adequacy and correctness of project packages and amendments. Monitors project status and completion actions. Manages and maintains system installation records, files, and indexes. Evaluates contracts, wartime, support, contingency and exercise plans to determine impact on manpower, equipment, and systems.

What Are the Specialty Qualifications for a 3D0X3?

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: IS resources; capabilities, functions and technical methods for IS operations; organization and functions of networked IS resources; communications-computer flows, operations and logic of electromechanical and electronics IS and their components, techniques for solving IS operations problems; and IS resources security procedures and programs including Internet Protocols.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory. Additional courses or certifications in computer and information systems technology are desirable. DoD 8570.01-M certification is desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 3D033, completion of Cyber Surety initial skills course is mandatory.

Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

  • 3D053. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3D033. Experience performing cybersecurity functions and/or activities.
  • 3D073. Qualification and possession of AFSC 3D053. Experience supervising cybersecurity functions and/or activities or resource and project management.

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What Are the Possible Assignments for 3D033?

  • Andersen, Guam
  • Aviano, Italy
  • Barksdale, Louisiana
  • Beale, California
  • Cannon, New Mexico
  • Croughton, United Kingdom
  • Davis-Monthan, Arizona
  • Dover, Delaware
  • Dyess, Texas
  • Edwards, California
  • Eglin, Florida
  • Ellsworth, South Dakota
  • F E Warren, Wyoming
  • Fairchild, Washington
  • Fort George Meade, Maryland
  • Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  • Hill, Utah
  • Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • JB Andrews, Maryland
  • JB Charleston, South Carolina
  • JB Elmendorf-Rich, Alaska
  • JB Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • JB Prl Hbr-Hickam, Hawaii
  • JBSA Lackland, Texas
  • Joint Base Lewis–McChord, Washington
  • Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • Kadena, Japan
  • Kunsan, South Korea
  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • MacDill, Florida
  • McConnell, Kansas
  • Mildenhall, United Kingdom
  • Minot, North Dakota
  • Misawa, Japan
  • Molesworth, United Kingdom
  • Moody, Georgia
  • Nellis, Nevada
  • Offutt, Nebraska
  • Osan AB, South Korea
  • Peterson, Colorado
  • Pope, North Carolina
  • Ramstein, Germany
  • Robins, Georgia
  • Scott, Illinois
  • Seymour Johnson, North Carolina
  • Shaw, South Carolina
  • Spangdahlem AB, Germany
  • Tinker, Oklahoma
  • Travis, California
  • Whiteman, Missouri
  • Wright Patterson, Ohio
  • Yokota, Japan

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