PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Leaders from major information warfare (IW) commands visited the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), April 12.
Leaders included Rear Adm. Timothy White, commander, Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command; Brig. Gen. Stephen Hager, deputy commander of operations for the Cyber National Mission Force; and Rear Adm. Gene Price, commander, Naval Information Forces Reserve and reserve deputy, Naval Information Forces.
Following a meeting and training discussions with CIWT leadership, the flag officers commenced their tour of Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station, CIWT's largest training command. During the tour, they visited several classrooms and spoke with instructors and students from each course.
"This was a great opportunity for IW leadership to directly observe our agile, responsive, and innovative training of the next generation of information warriors," said Capt. Bill Lintz, CIWT's commanding officer. "It was imperative for these top leaders to learn about the breadth and scope of who we are and what we do, our challenges, and to witness the commitment and passion our instructors and staff have forging students into highly skilled, operational, and combat-ready warfighters."
The group first visited the Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC), which trains Navy cryptologic technician (networks) personnel and other service equivalents in the skills and knowledge required to perform technical network analysis in the functional areas of cyberspace operations.
Next on the tour were the courses for the information systems technician and other cryptologic technician ratings. The tour concluded with a visit to the various officer training courses onboard, and throughout the day, White shared his thoughts with students and welcomed candid dialogue with questions and discussions.
"I thank you all for your service, and I'm excited you volunteered to become part of something special — an amazing team that works together to affect positive change," said White while meeting with students throughout the tour. "You should always strive to build strong partnerships, become the expert, distinguish yourself alongside your peers, and utilize multidimensional thinking to find problems and opportunities."
"It's always great to have top leaders personally share their vision and request our feedback like Rear Adm. White has today," said Lt. Forrest Bush, a student in the Afloat Cryptologic Manager Course. "I feel this helps us to evolve and stay relevant in today's ever-changing information warfare landscape."
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.
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