Monday, January 24, 2011

Update from RADM Deets on the IDC

I recently visited a number of Navy and Joint commands in five European locations to talk to many of our Information Dominance Corps (IDC) members about our way ahead in this new warfare area. My team and I met with members of all of our IDC Communities: Intelligence (1830/IS), Information Professional (1820/IT), Information Warfare (1810/CT), Meteorology and Oceanography (1800/AG) and the Space Cadre. We visited NCTS Sigonella, NCTS Naples, 6th Fleet, NAVEUR, USEUCOM, USAFRICOM, Menwith Hill Station, and JAC Molesworth.

My team was comprised of representatives from all four IDC Communities (and an aviator for good measure), from a variety of commands and staffs:

CAPT Joseph Kinder (C6F) – Information Professional (1820)
CAPT Alfred Turner (OPNAV N2/N6) Intel (1830)
CAPT Joseph Boogren (PERS 47) Information Warfare (1810)
CDR James Gateau (EUCOM) Information Professional (1820)
CDR Howard Watson (OPNAV N2/N6) Aviation (1310)
CDR Christopher Gabriel (AFRICOM) METOC/Oceanography (1800)
LCDR Peter Bouras (OPNAV N2/N6) Intelligence (1830)
LCDR John Hill (OPNAV N2/N6) Information Warfare (1810)
LT Julia Poth (NNWC) Intelligence (1830)
ISCS Tonya Gray (OPNAV N2/N6)
ITCS Ronald Ramsey (OPNAV N2/N6)

Our series of global IDC Road Shows is designed to provide detailed information about the IDC, our individual communities, and the vision for our Navy’s way ahead in Information Dominance. We allowed all the time that was needed to answer the many questions we got from our Sailors and civilians. The best way to get the straight story is from the source, so my presence and that of the dedicated team that I took with me is critical to ensuring that everyone understands where we’re headed and why.

The rest of the story is in the INFO DOMAIN Winter Edition HERE.


Anonymous said...

I was very surprised not to see a Master or Senior Chief CT on his team. That is troubling.

Anonymous said...

A year later, Ed Deets and gone and people still wonder where we are headed.