SUFFOLK, Va. — More than 200 Information Warfare Senior Leaders, Commanding Officers (COs), Command Master Chiefs (CMCs), and Senior Civilians gathered from 74 globally distributed commands to attend the Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) Commander’s Summit held on November 7-9.
The goal of the summit was to bring together commands administratively aligned under NAVIFOR to discuss operational challenges, warfighting readiness, and leadership in Information Warfare.
“The summit gave IW leadership an opportunity to assess our operational readiness,” said Vice Adm. Matthew J. Kohler, NAVIFOR’s commander. “It was a chance to gather face-to-face and discuss mission trends, what we need to focus on, and ensure we are best preparing our leaders to meet future challenges.”
Adm. Phil Davidson, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, kicked off the event addressing the group on the first day discussing the results of the Navy’s Comprehensive Review.
The three-day summit included time for open mic discussions to exchange ideas and provide feedback on ways to improve readiness across the Navy’s Information Warfare domain.
NAVIFOR’s mission is to provide naval and joint operational commanders with combat-ready Information Warfare forces to execute missions in support of U.S. interests worldwide.