Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

LDO-644X-004

INFORMATION WARFARE OFFICER
644X

Exhibit Dates: 9/10–Present.

Career Pattern
May have progressed to Information Warfare Limited Duty Officer from Information Warfare Technician Warrant Officer (744X), Cryptologic Technician (CT), or Intelligence Specialist (IS).

Description
Limited duty officers (Cryptology) are officer technical managers in all phases of operations conducted by the Naval Security Group Command (NAVSECGRU). These operations include Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Signals Security (SIGSEC), as well as functions of administration, personnel, electronic maintenance, communications, Communications Security Material System (CMS), and technical research in support of the operating forces and the national cryptologic effort; plan and manage the employment of NAVSECGRU resources, equipment, and manpower; managerial responsibility for the installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical, electro-mechanical, and electronic equipment and the conduct of communications, administration of CMS functions. They may serve as, but are not limited only to serving as, watch officers, division officers, electronic maintenance officers, administrative officers, operations officers, department heads, officers-in-charge, executive officers, and commanding officers at naval communication stations with NAVSECGRU departments, activities, detachments, headquarters, or in various operational and staff billets ashore and afloat.

Related Competencies
Communications topics include briefing, electronic communication, oral presentations, report writing, supplier communication, and vendor communication. Technical writing topics include appropriate styles and format, audience analysis, graphics, operations orders, page layout designs, plans, standard operating procedures, and technical reports. Network management topics include network configuration, network hardware, network installation, network maintenance, and network software. Leadership topics include career planning, counseling, ethics, evaluation, mentoring, motivation, recruitment, retention, and training. Management topics include bonuses, budget administration, damage control, decision-making, human resource management, planning, resource management, rewards, and risk assessment.

Recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in technical writing, and 3 in network management. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in leadership and 3 in management (9/10)(9/10).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 03/09/2015
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