In April 2019, the Marine Corps announced the newly-established Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary (Cyber Aux), a volunteer organization aimed at increasing Marine Corps cyberspace readiness. The Cyber Aux is comprised of a small cadre of highly-talented cyber experts who train, educate, advise, and mentor Marines to keep pace with constantly-evolving cyber challenges.
The Cyber Aux will assist in simulated environments and during periods of instruction, but are not authorized to execute hands-on cyber activities.
Cyber Aux applicants must meet the following criteria:
- US Citizen
- Minimum 3 years of work experience in the cyber industry or academia
- Industry leader/highly regarded in their field
- Enthusiastic in volunteering their time to share their expertise
- Not currently employed by the U.S. Government
- Honorably discharged, if prior service
Qualified volunteers are screened and assessed before assignment to a specified unit or project. Cyber Auxiliarists do not wear a uniform nor need to meet the stringent Marine Corps physical fitness standards.
The Cyber Aux is part of the larger Marine Corps effort to better posture forces to conduct Operations in the Information Environment and is managed by the Deputy Commandant for Information, LtGen Lori E. Reynolds.
Highly qualified talent should email CyberAux@usmc.mil for more information or to begin volunteering with the Marines.
This site will be updated as more information becomes available.