CIWT selected George Trice, training director for Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station as supervisor COY; Robert Dooley, student management officer for IWTC Monterey as non-supervisor COY; and Edward Omientanski, course supervisor for the Journeyman Communications Course (JCC) at IWTC Virginia Beach as Civilian Instructor of the Year.
Throughout 2017, Trice and his team developed a plan to systematically improve training delivery and instructor technical proficiency in 33 courses of instruction supported by 250 instructors training more than 8,000 students each year. He supervised and led a comprehensive Managers' Internal Control Program (MICP), managing 38 critical command-level programs by continually reviewing the programs for improvements. Additionally, he developed a course supervisor training curriculum to is ensure all course supervisors have the knowledge required to assume key and critical roles directly effecting the training mission.
"I am very humbled and appreciative of my command and CIWT for this unexpected recognition," said Trice. " “However, it is no secret all the credit belongs to my extremely talented team of professionals and command leadership. They make the entire command shine on a daily basis."
As IWTC Monterey’s student management officer, Dooley managed the training of 936 students enrolled in 20 Navy and Army courses. In addition to his primary duties, Dooley assumed the role of command training officer. He oversaw all command training requirements, ensuring all required training was completed ahead of established deadlines.
“I am both surprised and humbled to receive this award,” said Dooley. “I would like to thank all of the CIWT and IWTC Monterey leadership for selecting me. Finally, I would like to recognize all of my co-workers, both civilian and military, who provide the fleet and the nation with linguists speaking more than 10 foreign languages or dialects. They are the true heroes.”
Omientanski provided 3,906 hours of technical training to 122 Sailors in 2017. As a supervisor for the course, he led eight instructors during nine course convenes while mentoring and providing training and evaluations for six instructors. He oversaw the installation and implementation of the Navy Multiband Terminal course within existing JCC classrooms, providing flexibility to teach two different courses while ensuring the installation did not negatively impact JCC classes. He is also currently involved in the implementation planning for new JCC simulation training.
“I appreciate and I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Omientanski. “It’s great to be part of the CIWT team, and it just goes to show that the CIWT team has many instructors that are just as well deserving for this award due to the fact that for the last two years, we have won the NETC Training Excellence Award. I truly believe we are the best training command in the Navy.”
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