Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Captain James Mills to relieve Captain Justin F. Kershaw as Commanding Officer, Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii in July 2014


NIOC HAWAII

 Mission Statement
                    1. Provide qualified personnel to work the NSA Hawaii national mission.
                    2. Provide quality Information Warfare support to the fleet.
                    3. Develop and train all personnel to be the best Sailors in the Fleet.

Captain James Mills, an Information Professional (IP) Officer, is the prospective commanding officer of NIOC Hawaii (CTF 1070). He will be relieving Captain Justin F. Kershaw, an Information Warfare (IW) officer. Captain Mills’ IP background, however, is ideally suited to the command’s operations relative to the development of DoD’s Cyber Mission Force, the Navy’s pivot to the Pacific theater, and the rapid advances in information technology that are changing the dynamics of Naval warfare. His unique operational and technical experience includes several tours in the Pacific Fleet and extensive education in electrical engineering and computer science. He was one of CNO’s first Cyber Fellows, with significant experience in cyber defense and operations dating back to 1997’s Eligible Receiver – DoD’s first large scale evaluation of the impacts of cyber warfare on DoD and national infrastructure. Given the Information Dominance Corps' cross-detailing approach, NIOC Hawaii stands to benefit heavily from his professional experience and knowledge.

Captain Mills points out, “Cross-detailing allows us to tackle the complex problems faced by IDC commands from a multi-discipline approach. Through cross-detailing, the IDC will create a cadre of leaders able to build strategies and plans with the benefit of the ‘whole of the IDC’ as opposed to just relying on a single specialty.”
 
Commander Rob Damsky (an Information Warfare officer) is slated to become the command's Executive Officer after completing training this Spring.

Compiled from IDC News Clips and various news sources.  More about NIOC Hawaii HERE on their website.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Navy’s Information Dominance Corps (IDC) is made up of nearly 55,000 officer, enlisted and civilian professionals, bringing together the knowledge, talents and skills of five distinct but increasingly interdependent communities - Information Professional (IP), Information Warfare (IW), Intelligence, Meteorology/Oceanography (METOC) and Space. These professionals continuously engage in a wide variety of joint and naval missions, ranging from traditional fleet and expeditionary combat operations, to national intelligence and command and control support, as well as cyber warfare and the emerging art of electromagnetic maneuver warfare or EMW.

Anonymous said...

Any word on where CAPT JFK is going?

Anonymous said...

CIVPACFLT is what we heard.

Anonymous said...

Looking ahead with great anticipation to our own command's Independence Day.

Anonymous said...

I can appreciate how exciting it must be for CAPT M to get this opportunity. However, I can't think of any cryppy that I know (or ever known) that would be excited about going the other way and running a NCTAMS.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 12:09 PM
Command is command and given the chance, this Cryppie would command a NCTAMS or a JIC/JAC or where ever the Navy needs me to go.

BTW (and for everyone's consumption), CAPT Kershaw is a mentor of mine. I think the comments here have been one-sided likely by just one individual with an axe to grind. Is he perfect? No, but none of us are. Was he a bad husband? Perhaps but that is not for me to decide nor dwell on. Perhaps you got what you deserved and now feel this a good forum to spew your venom and spread half-truths (or your perception of the truth). Take an honest assessment of yourself and really work to transform yourself....personally and professionally....or stay in the darkness and continue to curse the light.

Anonymous said...

No complaints about Capt K from me.

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow IW CAPT Bill (Huggie) Dodge takes over command of NCTAMS from retiring IP CAPT John McMichael.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Capt K has been professional and a role model at the command. YES he holds people accountable but is fair and I believe cares. Those who complain usually either have no experience to compare to or tend to need pampering.

Anonymous said...

Rgr. Not a cryppy.

My beautiful daughters' mom said...

What I know for sure:

Captain Kershaw is an excellent naval officer. We support him and are very proud of him.

W/r

Anneli Kershaw

Anonymous said...

CAPT Bill Dodge is very much excited about "going the other way" and leading NCTAMS PAC.

Paul B said...

Anneli - I agree. Please tell Justin that Paul Barbera says hey.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say but it's a very clinging and passive-aggressive behavior for someone to still leave comments on ex's work blog when it's over a long time ago.