How do I become a U.S. Navy Information Professional (IP) Officer?
Find an Officer Recruiter. Go to: http://www.navy.com/local
What do IP Officers do?
IP Officers defend and oversea the seamless operation of Global Naval computer networks.
Information Warfare Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IWCsync/?ref=br_rs
Naval Information Force Reserve Command (NIFR, CAC-enabled): https://private.navyreserve.navy.mil/CNIRC/Pages/default.aspx
I have been selected as an Ensign in the IP Community now what?
- First things first, complete your Direct Commission School as soon as possible. For more info, go to: https://www.public.navy.mil/netc/NSTC/otcn/dcoic.aspx
- Seek an IP mentor (at least one pay grade above yours)
- Get an IP billet. Go to JO Apply.
- Complete your Basic Qualification and Community Indoc. You may want to attend the IP Basic Qualification course in CID Pensacola, FL. 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 certified, make sure to register your credential with DoD at: https://pki.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/dwc DoD will take care of your $85 yearly maintenance fee. Make sure to keep up with your CEUs.
- Once you are promoted to LT (O3), start working on completing JPME Phase I
- You may want to start working on the IQ board.
- You may also want to start working on a technical Master degree.