Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Information Warfare Officer Community Manager (IWOCM)

Commander Andy Newsome is on his way to Millington, Tennessee to assume duties as the Information Warfare Officer Community Manager (IWOCM) previously held by Commander Sean R. Heritage (who is at Command Leadership School) now enroute Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola, Florida as its new Commanding Officer.

Commander Newsome has completed a very successful tour as Commander Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) - 10 Cryptologic Resource Coordinator (CRC) embarked in CVN-75 USS HARRY S TRUMAN. Commander Newsome has been relieved by LCDR Chad Smith.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andy is a LCDR.

Anonymous said...

Not for long, I bet.

Sean Heritage said...

Andy was handpicked based upon the combination of demonstrated (selfless) passion for the Navy/IDC/Community, collaborative approach to getting things done, competence and performance/billet history. Those characteristics trumped a perceived requirement for specific collar devices. We are extremely fortunate to have him in this very role and are looking forward to his arrival.

Curious said...

OK - What exactly does a "Community Manager" do?

Anonymous said...

I think it is like a 'community organizer'. Does things on behalf of the larger community.

Anonymous said...

Basically responsible for the health and welfare of active and reserve IW officer community, focusing on the 5-15 year horizon.

More specifically...

Responsible for accession, retention, and promotion planning. Validates/Aligns billet requirements, assists in the development and management of qualification programs and training/experience continuum. Everything in Millington involving a community less distribution, which is handled by detailers.