The January 2011 revision of the U.S. Army Cyber Command reading list
(source) Studying our profession and attaining proficiency in our field are important characteristics of a professional. Learning in the Army is a career long process. The Army describes leader development as comprising three overlapping, but separate domains (operational, institutional, and self-development) that must be synchronized to achieve the goal of trained Soldiers, Army civilians, leaders, and ready units. Army Cyber Command has a relative advantage over other career fields in that cyberspace operations are continuous and global, providing ample operational development opportunities. However, our challenge is that the cyberspace domain is neither well matured nor adequately supported by current institutional training and leader development systems. Additionally, the Cyber workforce identity is not well defined, thus developing cyber leaders is more complex than in other career fields. Realizing these challenges and given the importance that the Cyberspace domain will have in our future Army, we must implement a quality leadership development program that will help grow the first Army generation of Cyber leaders and help cultivate an enduring Cyber professional workforce.