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CHIPS Articles: CIWT Announces Sailor of the Year

CIWT Announces Sailor of the Year
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor L. Jackson, Center for Information Warfare Training - November 16, 2017
The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) announced its 2017 Sailor of the Year (SOY) Nov. 15.

CIWT selected Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Ashlee Havens from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station as the domain SOY.

"Petty Officer Havens represents the very best of IWTC Corry Station and we are proud to call her ours,” said Cmdr. Chad Smith, IWTC Corry Station’s commanding officer. “Her hard work, perseverance and absolute commitment to training future information warfare professionals ensures our Sailors are prepared to fight and win across all aspects of information warfare."

Havens serves as an instructor for the Cryptologic Fleet Operator course and as the leading petty officer for her department. She delivered advanced cryptologic training to 85 junior and senior Sailors preparing for duty in the fleet and eight hours of instruction to 18 signals watch officers and five Ship’s Signals Exploitation Space (SSES) chief petty officers. She led and managed 42 instructors in the facilitation of nine courses of instruction.

Havens also led a team of subject matter experts to conduct research and develop curriculum for a course supervisor class, dedicating nearly 100 hours to curriculum development and revision and providing training to 12 course supervisors.

In addition to her instructor duties, Havens serves as an assistant command managed equal opportunity manager, Chief Petty Officer 365 Phase I lead, master of ceremonies for command graduations, sexual assault prevention and response victims advocate, command financial specialist and as president of the Corry Station Petty Officer Association.

“There were a lot of great Sailors that went up for CIWT SOY, so I am truly honored to have been selected,” said Havens. “I am thankful to IWTC Corry Station, and my department leadership, for the opportunity of even being considered.”

As the CIWT SOY, Havens will join other Sailors within the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) domain as a candidate for the NETC’s Sailor of the Year.

The Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.

For news from the Center for Information Warfare Training organization, visit www.navy.mil/local/cid/, www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT, or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT.

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2017) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Ashlee Havens, an instructor at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, poses for a photo. Havens was selected as the Center for Information Warfare Training's Sailor of the Year.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor L. Jackson/Released
PENSACOLA, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2017) Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Ashlee Havens, an instructor at Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, poses for a photo. Havens was selected as the Center for Information Warfare Training's Sailor of the Year. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor L. Jackson/Released
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