Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early. He still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time. 2015 is 80th Anniversary of the Naval Security Group.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Naval cryptologists require space education
The role of the 21st Century Naval cryptologist will be to provide support to the warfighter. As technological advances change the natur e of war and how future wars will be fought and won, cryptologists will continue to utilize, and become more dependent upon, the medium of space in the performance of their duties. The Department of Defense, and thus the Navy, is not yet on course to deve lop the space cadre the nation needs and must create a stronger military space culture through focused career development, education and training. Whether or not Naval cryptologists eventually become part of the USN space cadre, it is the opinion of this author that Naval cryptologists require space education and training throughout their career if they are to master their duties in support of the warfighter.
From LT Deb Senn's Naval Postgraduate School Thesis - SPACE TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR USN CRYPTOLOGIC OFFICERS – THE ROAD TO SPACE CERTIFICATION which is availableHERE.