FORT GORDON, GA (WFXG) - The Army is trying to bulk up its cyber defense by recruiting highly skilled people outside of its doors to take part in the direct commissioning program.
Since the program was introduced in October 2018, more than 200 applicants have applied and two were sworn in several weeks ago.
The army says it is looking for people with skills that can translate to cybersecurity.
FOX 54 spoke with both of those officers, who say these past several months in the army have been a smooth transition.
"They make sure our families and whatever we had going on in the civilian world can easily come into the army world as well," says First Lieutenant Timothy Hennessy.
Five more Officers have been selected, and they are currently in the process of being screened.
Army Officials tell us within the next five years, it plans on having 25 Cyber Operations Officers.