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Applicants sought for Striker Airmen Coder program

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  • By Sean Green

Air Force Global Strike Command and its partners at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, are seeking applicants from the command for the Striker Airmen Coder program.

The program provides Airmen real-world experience to be organic Air Force software developers and data analysts, and a cohesive educational experience they can leverage to create innovative technical solutions in their local squadrons.

The SAC Program will run from May to November 2023. The six-month program consists of three months of virtual training followed by three months at the CIC working with industry experts on software and data science problems from their units or AFGSC.

“The goal is for these new coders to return home to their units and solve local issues using the skills and knowledge gained from their time as part of the SAC Program,” said AFGSC Chief Scientist Dr. Donna Senft. “Coding or data experience isn’t necessary, we want Airmen who want to learn a new skill in support of the command’s future.”

SAC is open to AFGSC enlisted, officers and civilians of all ranks. The upcoming cohort will include up to 12 AFGSC members, split between software development and data analytics tracks.

“SAC participants will gain invaluable experience, develop unique problem-solving software products, learn insightful methodologies and network with potential future employers,” said Lauren Wheless, SAC program manager.

Airmen and civilians selected for the program will begin their three-month training, hosted by Galvanize, from their current location. All participants will need the endorsement of their Wing Commander or equivalent. Software development applications must be submitted no later than April 24 and data analytics applications must be submitted no later than May 15. The application process can take four to six weeks to complete.

Apply here for the Software Development track:

Apply here for the Data Analytics track:

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