NAS Pensacola Community
Center for Information Warfare Training
The Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) is one of the largest of the learning centers of the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). Charged with developing the future technical cadre of the Navy’s information warfare (IW) community, CIWT leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training to 22,000 students annually. With 1,200 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CIWT oversees about 200 courses at four information warfare training commands, two detachments and additional learning sites throughout the United States and Japan.
CIWT officially stood up in 2005 as the Center for Information Dominance (CID) following the merger between cryptology and information technology centers. In 2011, CID merged with the Center for Naval Intelligence and in 2016 was renamed CIWT, as part of a Navy shift in emphasis for “information IN warfare” and “information AS warfare,” which demands the delivery of information warfare as a critical capability of the Navy’s mission sets.
Today, CIWT has a daily student enrollment average of 3,800 students. It delivers courses for 10 Navy enlisted ratings and four officer designators. CIWT teaches cryptologic technicians, information systems technicians, intelligence specialists and electronics technicians. The training pipeline includes apprentice training, initial skills training (“A” schools), specialized skills training (“C” schools) and associated pipeline schools (“F,” “D” and “T” schools). For officers, CIWT provides training to cryptologic warfare, information professional, intelligence and foreign area officers.
CIWT’s largest training locations at Corry Station, Virginia Beach, San Diego and Monterey are full commands in their own right, now called Information Warfare Training Commands (IWTC). Focused on producing the Navy’s linguists, IWTC Monterey in California remains the Navy component at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language School. IWTC San Diego and IWTC Virginia Beach both originated as intelligence training centers, and IWTC Corry Station has most often been thought of by the cryptologic community as the “cradle of cryptology.” These three locations have broadened the scope of what they offer to the IW community, branching out beyond their original charters and making the training for all of the IW community more accessible when and where our Sailors and joint service customers need it.
CIWT is also responsible for the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) program and the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture (CLREC), both located at Corry Station.
Navy COOL helps Navy service members find information on certifications and licenses related to enlisted ratings, designators, collateral duties/out-of-rate assignments, and officer designators. More information is available at www.cool.navy.mil/usn.
CLREC manages and delivers training to develop foreign language proficiency and competence in inter-cultural communication among Department of the Navy personnel. CLREC prepares the entire Navy workforce — active, Reserve and civil service — for the diverse, global cultures they will encounter while conducting worldwide military operations.
For more information on CIWT, visit NETC’s website at www.netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt.
Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola
The origin of Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola dates back to the spring of 1986, when a detachment was established to lay the foundation for what was to be an extensive undertaking for Naval Security Group Command (NSGC). The rapid development of technology required a commitment to keeping the Fleet and Shore Cryptologic Automated Information System capabilities technologically current. Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Pensacola was thus commissioned in July 1993.
Housed in a 67,000-square-foot facility onboard Corry Station Naval Complex, NSGA Pensacola would soon serve as the center of excellence for Automated Information Systems for Navy cryptologic systems. On Sept. 30, 2005, after the formal disestablishment of Naval Security Group Command, NSGA Pensacola was realigned under the newly formed Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) and changed its name to Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Pensacola. On Jan. 29, 2010, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) was established and U.S. 10th Fleet was recommissioned to align the various staffs with the operations and type commander model used throughout the Navy.
Under FCC/C10F, NIOC Pensacola has maintained key mission areas as a member of the Service Cryptologic Element, as well as pioneering the development, expansion and capabilities of fleet and national cyberspace operations. Since 2005, NIOC Pensacola has been part of the National Security Agency’s extended enterprise, producing digital network intelligence reports; conducting technical threat analysis with cyber intrusion tactics, techniques and procedures; and conducting in-depth malicious software research and discovery activities.
In 2013, NIOC Pensacola demonstrated it was the Navy’s Combat Support Team (CST) Center of Excellence, building and establishing all five Navy CSTs in support of US Cyber Command’s (USCYBERCOM) Cyber Mission Force (CMF). The CMF is a first-of-its-kind force presentation model for cyber in the Department of Defense.
Currently, CSTs perform target development, target discovery and analysis, planning and synchronization, and intelligence and malware analysis. CSTs support Combatant Command operations and war plans that enable delivery of cyber effects against adversaries in cyberspace. Additionally, NIOC Pensacola is home to three Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs) which support real-time Defensive Cyber Operations. CPTs are the maneuver element of USCYBERCOM’s Defensive Cyberspace efforts, supporting National, DOD Information Networks (DODIN), Combatant Command, and U.S. Navy networks. They consist of deployable teams to accomplish cyberspace missions worldwide.
Marine Representative Corry Station
The mission of Marine Representative (MARREP) Corry Station is to train and mentor Marines in entry and advanced core competencies associated with signals intelligence and the Marine Corps ethos in order to provide the operating forces with Marines who possess the technical skill sets and esprit de corps necessary to achieve success both professionally and personally.
The detachment has a permanent staff of three enlisted personnel to support more than 75 students annually. The detachment’s instructor staff is integrated into several interservice courses onboard the Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station.
Formerly Company “K” Marine Support Battalion, the detachment was established July 1, 2000, and falls under Training Command, Quantico, Virginia. The detachment’s headquarters is in Building 3744 (within Compound 2), Room 209. Phone: 850-452-6543.
The Senior Enlisted Marine for the detachment’s contact number is 443-683-7165. The Detachment’s platoon sergeant may be reached at 510-585-5536.
U.S. Air Force 316th Training Squadron, Operating Location – Alpha
The 316th Training Squadron (TRS), Operating Location – Alpha (OL-A) is a geographically separated unit directly subordinate to the 316th Training Squadron, 17th Training Group, 17th Training Wing, at Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, Texas. The 17th Training Wing is part of 2nd Air Force, AETC. The 316th TRS, OL-A’s mission is develop, mentor and provide administrative support to all Air Force students assigned to Corry Station. The dedicated and professional staff of 19 personnel conduct signals intelligence, electronic intelligence and information warfare training operations ranging from basic to advanced levels.
The Commander’s Support Staff (CSS) is on the second floor of Building 502, 850-452-6338/6769 (DSN 459). Air Force members reporting to Corry Station will report to the CSS for in-processing at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday; if arriving on weekends or holidays, personnel will report to the CSS at 9 a.m. the following duty day.
Members who need to make contact due to an emergency should call 850-207-1327.
350th Civil Affairs Command
The 350th Civil Affairs Command is one of the Army’s four flag-level Civil Affairs commands and reports to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In addition to its headquarters at Corry Station, the 1,900 Soldiers of the 350th are in eight other subordinate units in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida and Puerto Rico.
Civil affairs units act as the bridge between military forces and the civilian populace in a military operational area. Soldiers from the 350th have extensive deployment experience in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa. Additionally, the unit is aligned with U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami and provides support to SOUTHCOM missions and exercises in Central and South America.
The 350th headquarters is at 2050 Chiefs’ Way. Phone: 850-912-2915