CRYPTOLOGIC OFFICER NAME CHANGE TO INFORMATION WARFARE

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GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON 23 MAY 05 OFFICER DESIGNATORS 161X, 164X,
644X, AND 744X WERE RETITLED FROM "CRYPTOLOGY" TO "INFORMATION
WARFARE" TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE EXPANDED COMPETENCIES AND SCOPE OF
RESPONSIBILITY THE NAVY HAS VESTED IN THIS OFFICER COMMUNITY.
2.  IN 2002, THE CNO ESTABLISHED INFORMATION OPERATIONS (IO) AS A
PRIMARY WARFARE AREA ON PAR WITH OTHER WARFARE AREAS, AND THE CNO
GUIDANCE FOR 2005 DIRECTED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IO CAREER
FORCE.  THE INFORMATION WARFARE COMMUNITY IS A CORE COMPONENT OF THE
EMERGING IO CAREER FORCE.  THE COMMUNITY HAS A LONG AND
DISTINGUISHED HISTORY OF PROVIDING ACTIONABLE SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE
TO STRATEGIC, OPERATIONAL, AND TACTICAL COMMANDERS.  INFORMATION
WARFARE OFFICERS WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD UPON THE FOUNDATION OF
SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE, TARGET AND SYSTEM KNOWLEDGE AS APPLIED TO
JOINT AND NAVAL WARFARE, DELIVERING EFFECTS-BASED OPERATIONAL IO
CAPABILITY.
3.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION BY OFFICERS IN THESE DESIGNATORS IS NOT
NECESSARY.
4.  POC:  CDR J. HAGY AT (901) 874-4077/DSN 822, OR EMAIL AT
JAMES.HAGY@NAVY.MIL.
5.  RELEASED BY VADM G. L. HOEWING, N1/NT.//
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