Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary (Cyber Aux)?
A: The Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary is a small volunteer cadre of highly-talented, diverse cyber experts who share their knowledge and expertise to assist Marines in responding to constantly-evolving cyber challenges.
Q: What duties will an Auxiliarist perform?
A: Auxiliarists fulfill training, educating, advising, and mentoring roles alongside Marines in simulated environments and during periods of instruction, but are not authorized to execute hands-on cyber activities.
Volunteer opportunities may be available at specific Marine Corps units Based on a unit's particular need, but at no time will an Auxiliarist be required to perform a specific service.
Q: Will an Auxiliarist be required to travel? If so, will travel costs be paid?
A: Auxiliarists may be asked to support a specific unit based on that unit's particular need. If travel is required, all travel costs including transportation, hotel, meals, and incidentals, are paid by the Marine Corps.
Q: How much time is required of an Auxiliarist?
A: The Cyber Aux is an all-volunteer program so individual support is based on an Auxiliarist's availability and willingness to support. Duration of projects will vary based on a particular need and the type of support requested.
Q: Is a security clearance required?
A: Auxiliarists are not required to possess a security clearance; however, an appropriate-level interview may be required for specific projects. Security information specific to a volunteer's expertise will be discussed during the screening process.
Q: How do I apply to the Cyber Auxiliary?
A: You can apply to the Cyber Auxiliary by filling out the MCCA Application.
Q: How long is the screening and assessment process?
A: The screening and assessment process takes approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. Emails will be sent periodically to keep applicants informed.