Monday, August 24, 2009

Information Warfare Officer Community Evolving

The Information Warfare (IW) Officer community is rapidly evolving to meet new and expanded Navy and Joint Information Operations (IO) missions. In addition to our strictly cryptologic and SIGINT missions, there is a growing demand signal for IO leaders at sea and at Joint commands in most IW pay grades. These new IO billets represent key mission growth that is vital to global naval and Joint operations. Consequently, IW officer career planning must adapt to ensure a stable and maintainable workforce capable of fulfilling current and future requirements.

The fundamental building blocks for a successful naval career remain unchanged, and include, first and foremost, sustained superior performance across a variety of assignments including tactical and operational jobs, sea and air tours, leadership positions, interleaved with joint experience and built upon a strong foundation of SIGINT and IO skills and experience. Effective mission execution in wartime demands that we reward proven performance in challenging circumstances with advancement and expanded responsibilities.

The priority for assignment will always involve detailing the most talented officers to the most demanding positions.

CDR Jim Hagy
Senior IW Officer Detailer
Several Years Ago

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