As an Information Age military, every warfighting function and mission area entirely depends on information and rapid decision-making throughout the entire competition-conflict continuum. The SECDEF highlighted information's critical nature by establishing it as the 7th Warfighting Function. Information is Combat Power.
- Department of the Navy Information Superiority February 2020
The Information Warfare Community (IWC) is in the process of a major business transformation. Each rating has shortages and overages that are identified by paygrade and Year Group (the Fiscal Year you entered service). Here’s the challenge: How do we ensure the outstanding talents of our AGs, CTs, ISs, and ITs are not lost to the Navy? For our IWC Sailors in overmanned Year Groups, we sometimes must find other ratings that require Sailors with similar skills and aptitude. We can also retrain Sailors to perform new skills in ratings not necessarily related to their current jobs. For our ratings and Year Groups that are undermanned, we can retrain other Sailors and bring them into the IWC. The reality is that everyone is a case-by-case situation, but all of this is done via Career Waypoints and communication with the rating technical advisor (TECHAD) & Enlisted Community Manager (ECM). Career counselors and Sailors are strongly encouraged to visit and understand the data provided on the Career Counselor's webpage. If you are looking to separate, you are encouraged to consider SELRES opportunities. For specifics on your situation and to help you understand the community summary sheets that are posted in the specific rating links above, please contact your rating ECM.
The MESAP, MOSAP, MCSAP, MINSAP, MLAP and MECCAP are challenging three-year intern programs designed to further develop technical and managerial skills of qualified middle and senior enlisted personnel through advanced training by the National Cryptologic School (NCS) and a series of individually tailored assignments at the National Security Agency. Opportunities are typically announced annually via record message traffic in July.
IF A SAILOR WHO DESIRES TO RE-ENLIST DOES NOT HAVE A RE-ENLISTMENT QUOTA, PLEASE CONTACT THE APPLICABLE ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER TO DISCUSS OPTIONS.