Keesler students graduate from first UCT course

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The Undergraduate Cyberspace Training course taught here at Keesler will graduate its first students 10 a.m. Dec. 7, 2010.

The class which began June 22 will graduate 15 officers after 24 weeks of rigorous training focused on developing experts in cyber space operations.

Students and leaders in the cyber career field will also attend a dinner 6 p.m. Dec. 6 to recognize the individual efforts which led to the validation of the new curriculum. Major General Michael Basla, vice commander, Air Force Space Command, will be the keynote speaker.

The inaugural initial skills training for new cyber space operator officer accession replaced the Basic Communications Officer Training. The performance-based training taught at Keesler presents the students with an introduction to cyberspace domain fundamentals and operations.

The course is part of the Air Force's vision for a fully developed Air Force cyberspace operations workforce with the required operational rigor and mission assurance for effectively establishing, controlling and leveraging cyberspace capabilities.

If interested in covering the dinner and/or graduation contact Keesler's Public Affairs Office at 228-377-2783.