From U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet Public Affairs
FORT MEADE, Md. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Navy Reserve, Navy Information Operations Command Georgia (NR NIOC GA) completed an enlisted information dominance warfare specialists (EIDWS) boot camp Aug. 1.
Forty-four Sailors from NIOC GA and one Sailor assigned to Navy Operations Support Center Augusta attended the two-week training program.
The program is designed to assist Sailors, in the information dominance community, earn the EIDWS qualification.
"Since the program for attaining the EIDWS qualification is comprehensive and rigorous, the boot camp provides Sailors, especially those new to the IDC [Information Dominance Corps], a focused period to obtain information and interact with their peers," said Capt. Steven Simon, commanding officer of NR NIOC GA.
The training resulted in 31 Sailors passing their respective tests, five Sailors completing the pre-qualification board, and two Sailors earning their EIDWS pins.
"Earning their warfare pin demonstrates that the Sailor has obtained knowledge and understanding of the mission of our community and the unit to which they are aligned," said Simon. "Achieving this qualification also makes the individual more competitive during promotion cycles."
As a result of the successful program, NR NIOC-GA plans to expand training by offering both EIDWS and information dominance warfare officer boot camps in the future.
NR NIOC-GA welcomes participation from active duty and reserve unit both inside and outside NIOC GA and Tenth Fleet.