FORT GORDON, Ga. (NNS) -- Across the Navy, cross-training initiatives support Navy readiness and lethality by better developing and preparing warfighters for the Navy the nation needs. One such initiative is happening now at the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) Det. Fort Gordon.
CIWT Det. Fort Gordon cryptologic technician (collection) instructors are rigorously cross training with cryptologic technician (interpretive) and electronic technician instructors so all may teach components of the Apprentice Cryptologic Language Program (ACLP) and Satellite Communications (SATCOM) courses offered at CIWT Det. Fort Gordon.
While the seven cryptologic technician (collection) instructors at CIWT Det. Fort Gordon prepare for the arrival of two new courses slated to begin this year, they certified to instruct the portion of ACLP known as Introduction to Operational Cryptology (IOC), where students learn the fundamentals of Navy cryptology before they go on to complete 10 to 12 weeks of language training.
In the SATCOM division, collection instructors have been teaching a similar introductory course to electronic technician students. The Navy Principles course is the first annex of instruction in the Strategic Satellite Communications Maintenance program. It provides an introduction to the policies and procedures in the schoolhouse, as well as the timeline and roadmap for the course of instruction. Topics include satellite communication fundamentals, networking, multiplexing, signal flow, and terminal equipment.
“Instructing these courses benefits all of us here at the detachment,” said Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 1st Class Anthony Dulmage. “It gives us an opportunity to gain more time on podium and frees up some much needed time for the primary instructors to prepare for the main portion of their courses.”
As a training location for the Center for Information Warfare Training, CIWT Det. Fort Gordon delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. CIWT Det. Fort Gordon specializes in training to fleet Sailors in the areas of satellite communications operation and maintenance, maritime cryptologic systems operation and maintenance, and language training graduating approximately 225 students in 30 courses of instruction annually.
With four school house commands, two detachments, and training sites throughout the United States and Japan, CIWT is recognized as Naval Education and Training Command’s top learning center for the past two years. Training over 21,000 students every year, CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services. CIWT also offers more than 200 courses for cryptologic technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electronics technicians, and officers in the information warfare community.
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