FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) – Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) Force Master Chief (FORCM) David B. Carter visited Sailors from Cryptologic Warfare Group SIX (CWG-6) at Fort George G. Meade, Md., January 30 and 31.
A native of Orange, California, Carter’s career spans 32 years. He reported for his current assignment as the NAVIFOR FORCM in Oct. 2017. His visit with CWG-6 was part of an introduction tour to each of the information warfare commands.
Carter spent the two days meeting with CWG-6 Command Master Chief (CMDCM) Ricardo Galvan and Sailors from the commands, directorates, and departments under CWG-6. Carter toured a number of facilities across the group and took time to speak with chief petty officers.
“As a force master chief, my primary responsibility is to support you, your Sailors and your families in order to help all of them become successful. I can’t do that from behind a desk that is why I am here,” said Carter, addressing the CWG-6 chief petty officers, “But I really want to thank you because I am very impressed with the caliber of Sailors at this command.”
Carter spoke about his excitement for getting to know and learn what the information warfare community does behind the scenes, but noted his main goal for the visit was to get a better understanding of what everyday life is like for CWG-6 Sailors and how he can best support them.
“I really appreciate and want to thank FORCM Carter for taking time out of his busy schedule to come up and visit the Sailors from CWG-6. We had a great and productive visit,” said Galvan. “Our Sailors did an outstanding job of showcasing their level of knowledge and expertise. They provided FORCM Carter with a better understanding of what CWG-6’s mission is and the challenges our Sailors face every day.”
CWG-6’s primary mission is to deliver information warfare capabilities to the U.S. Navy by providing and deploying trained Sailors, expertise, and equipment to support signals intelligence and cyberspace operations for naval and joint forces. CWG-6 has three subordinate commands that support its mission: Cryptologic Warfare Maritime Activity SIXTY ONE (CWMA-61), Cyber Strike Activity SIXTY THREE (CSA-63), and Cyber Defense Activity SIXTY FOUR (CDA-64). For more information and news from CWG-6, visit www.public.navy.mil/fltfor/cwg6 or www.facebook.com/CWGSIX.