Community Overview - Cryptologic Warfare Officers (CWs) are part of the Navy's Information Warfare Officer Community. CWs provide the Navy with expertise in cryptology, space, signals intelligence (SIGINT), cyberspace operations, and electronic warfare (EW) to ensure freedom of action while achieving military objectives in and through the electromagnetic spectrum, cyberspace, and space.
CWs are expected to apply their expertise at the tactical, operational & strategic levels of war while employed on ships, submarines, or aircraft, with Naval Special Warfare, across the Intelligence Community or on major navy and joint staffs. Cryptologic Warfare Officers are technically adept, as well as effective communicators, able to translate complex technical issues into operationally relevant information for Naval and Joint Commanders.
Mission - Deliver competitive outcomes in all domains of warfare through the application of Cyberspace Operations (CO), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and Electronic Warfare (EW). To support and defend US interests, operate as a fully integrated part of the Information Warfare Community (IWC) by optimizing combat power through integrating the elements of Assured Command and Control (AC2), Battlespace Awareness, and Integrated Fires. To do this, we must coalesce with all elements of the IWC - intelligence, METOC, communications, cryptology, and cyber warfare engineers. Our community plays a critical role.
Select 'Community Information Sheet' to view the CW community guidelines.
CW Officer Community Manager