How do I become a U.S. Navy Information Professional (IP) Officer?
Find an Officer Recruiter. Go to: http://www.navy.com/local
Fill out the Navy Reserve IP Officer Inquiry form by going to: https://www.navy.com/start
- Select Interest Area: Information & Technology
- Select career focus area: Information Professional
What do IP Officers do?
IP Officers defend and oversee the seamless operation of Global Naval computer networks.
Information Warfare Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IWCsync/?ref=br_rs
Information Warfare Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4031721/
Naval Information Force Reserve Command (NIFR, CAC-enabled): https://private.navyreserve.navy.mil/cnifr/
I have been selected as an Ensign in the IP Community now what?
- First things first, complete your Direct Commission School/Officer Development School as soon as possible. For more info, go to: https://www.netc.navy.mil/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/OTCN/ODS/
- Seek an IP mentor (at least one pay grade above yours)
- Get an IP billet. Go to JO Apply (CAC-enabled): https://private.navyreserve.navy.mil/apps/rfmtweb/
- Complete your Basic Qualification. You will have to attend the IP Basic Course at Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach. This should help you complete your PQS for the BQ and up to 50% of your IQ PQS.
- Work with your mentor to earn your IDWO pin.
- It might be a good idea to also earn your CISSP credentials, this will automatically make you eligible for the IA Officer AQD.
- Once you are promoted to LT (O3), start working on completing JPME Phase I at the Naval War College.
- You may want to start working on the Intermediate Qualification (IQ) board.
- You may also want to start working on a technical Master degree.
- Once you are promoted to LCDR (O4), start working on your 2N1 qualification, for opportunity to serve as a CO/OIC.
- You may also want to start working on space qualifications.