DVIDS – News – IWTC Virginia Beach Mayport Sailor Learning Site Trains IW Warriors to Fight and Win

By Command of Information Warfare Training Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va .– Information Systems Technician 1st Class Gregory Emmons, of New Jersey, is currently Chief Petty Officer at Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach Learning Site Mayport.

Emmons completed training camp at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in December 2005 and reported to his first operational command aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) in San Diego, Calif., Where he conducted a full deployment as a communications oversight officer. While there, he also earned his qualification as an enlisted surface warfare specialist and was promoted to Petty Officer Third and Second Class.

After his tour aboard the USS Lake Champlain, he transferred to Information Warfare Training Command San Diego in February 2012 where he attended System Administrator School “C”, obtaining the classification code ( NEC) Navy 2791. While there, Emmons was promoted to First Class. master.

Upon completion of training, Emmons was transferred to the Hampton Roads Detachment of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic (NCTAMS LANT) in Norfolk, Va., Where he was assigned as the shift supervisor of the command floor. Emmons earned his Enlisted Information Warfare Specialist and NEC 2779, Information Systems Security Officer or ISSM qualification.

After separating from NCTAMS LANT Detachment in Hampton Roads, Emmons reported to NCTAMS LANT Detachment Souda Bay, Greece, as the Manager of the Electronic Key Management System and ISSM.

After his time in Souda Bay, Emmons was selected for the coastal patrol USS Firebolt (PC 10) in December 2016. Upon completion of his training at the Naval Forces Training Detachment forward deployed to Little Creek, in Virginia, he reported to the USS Firebolt in Manama, Bahrain. . On board, Emmons served as the Ship’s Communications and Safety Officer, where he oversaw the various mission programs that were critical to the ship’s achievement of the Battle Efficiency Award for 2017 and 2018.

Emmons was then transferred to Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 5 in Manama, Bahrain, where he was responsible for four minesweepers and 10 forward deployed patrol vessels in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of ​​responsibility, and served as Chief Petty Officer of the Combat Systems Department where he oversaw the information and communication systems of the waterfront units afloat, leading to the completion of three Inspection and Survey Committee assessments and seven basic phase assessments.

After transferring from CNSS 5 in July 2020, Emmons reported to the Virginia Beach Learning Site of Information Warfare Training Command at Mayport as Chief Petty Officer, where he earned the NEC 805A as an instructor.

Asked about her selection as this month’s Sailor in the Spotlight, Emmons said, “To be chosen to be the representative of our locations in the South East is an honor and I will continue to move forward in accomplishing the mission.”

IWTC Virginia Beach currently offers 59 training courses in Information Technology, Cryptology and Intelligence with an instructor and support staff of 278 military, civilian and contract members who train more than 6,600 students annually at five training sites in the Hampton Roads area. It is one of the four schools of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) and also oversees the learning sites in Jacksonville and Mayport, Florida; Kings Bay, Georgia; and Groton, Connecticut, to continue to align community training with information warfare.

With four school commands, a detachment, and training sites in the United States and Japan, CIWT trains approximately 26,000 students each year, providing trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and Joint Services. CIWT also offers over 200 courses for crypto technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electronics technicians, and officers in the information warfare community.

For more information on the Center for Information Warfare Training domain, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/CIWT, www.facebook.com/NavyCIWT, or www.twitter.com/NavyCIWT.

Date taken: 07/19/2021
Date posted: 07/19.2021 02:20
Story ID: 401145
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, United States

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