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CHIPS Articles: CIWT Commanding Officer Visits Team IWTC San Diego

CIWT Commanding Officer Visits Team IWTC San Diego
By Center for Information Warfare Training - July 24, 2018
SAN DIEGO – The Center for Information Warfare Training’s (CIWT) Commanding Officer Capt. Nick Andrews visited the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego for the first time, July 16-20, since recently taking command.

Andrews met with IWTC San Diego staff and toured the training command’s footprint onboard four separate installations across the city. Andrews also traveled with leadership from IWTC San Diego to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, to discuss the establishment of a future information warfare training site there to focus on human intelligence education.

“The wide spectrum of training operations at IWTC San Diego adds tremendous value not only to the information warfare community, but also to our nation,” said Andrews. “It requires hard work and diligence to effectively prepare Sailors for the Navy the nation needs. The IWTC San Diego team continuously delivers those highly trained Sailors to the fleet.”

During his visit to IWTC San Diego, Andrews recognized the versatility necessary to train Navy personnel of widely varying seniorities and specialties, in addition to instructing both active and reserve forces. He also discussed the challenges and benefits of managing IWTC San Diego’s multiple learning facilities in San Diego, as well as six additional information warfare training sites across the Pacific.

"It was a pleasure to be able to host Capt. Andrews and exchange ideas about how enable our Navy to sustain a competitive advantage in the information warfare arena," offered Cmdr. Errol Laumann, IWTC San Diego's commanding officer. "Capt. Andrews' well-rounded career experience has given him a breadth of knowledge and perspective that is difficult to match among naval officers, and I am excited to work for him."

"As the once disparate specialties within the information warfare community continue to coalesce, it is more important than ever for our educational institutions to embrace new technologies and methodologies that can serve as force multipliers," said Lt. Cmdr. John Connally, executive officer of IWTC San Diego. "Capt. Andrews emphasized these tenets during his visit, which inspires confidence that the U.S. Navy's information warfare forces will continue to be the most effectively trained in the world."

IWTC San Diego, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.

For more on IWTC San Diego, visit http://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/IWTCsandiego/, or find them on Facebook.

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

180718-N-XX082-0005 SAN DIEGO (July 18,2018) Capt. Nick Andrews (top center of table), commanding officer of Center for Information Warfare Training, meets with staff of Information Warfare Training Command San Diego during a site visit. Andrews is visiting each of his reporting commands to meet and talk with Sailors and leadership at each location. U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Keith Van Horn/Released
180718-N-XX082-0005 SAN DIEGO (July 18,2018) Capt. Nick Andrews (top center of table), commanding officer of Center for Information Warfare Training, meets with staff of Information Warfare Training Command San Diego during a site visit. Andrews is visiting each of his reporting commands to meet and talk with Sailors and leadership at each location. U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 1st Class Keith Van Horn/Released
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