The Air Force recently selected the first two candidates for a newly created cyberspace officer direct appointment pilot program. Master Sgts. Anthony Bustamante and Michael Locke will soon attend officer training school and return to the cyberspace career field as cyberspace operations lieutenants. The decision to choose Bustamante and Locke was made based on their advanced degrees, certifications, experience, job performance and demonstrated leadership potential. Their selection was granted via waiver by the secretary of the Air Force. If the pilot program is successful, it will be used to recruit additional personnel with advanced cyberspace education and skills directly into the Air Force cyberspace officer corps.
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