WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The chief of naval operations has approved the Information Dominance Corps Warfare insignia Feb. 19 for wear by officers and enlisted who complete a rigorous personal qualification program. The qualification requirements will be outlined in a forthcoming Navy instruction.
The warfare insignia was created to provide a common linkage among the IDC communities and institute a rigorous qualification program to identify the Navy's highly qualified and diversified information dominance professionals.
"The Information Dominance Corps will create a cadre of information specialists, who come with individual community identities and unite to be managed as a corps, developed as a corps, and to fight as a corps," said Vice Adm. Jack Dorsett, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance. "This warfare pin represents a command identity for the Information Dominance Corps."
The Information Dominance Corps will consist of more than 44,000 active and Reserve Navy officers, enlisted and civilian professionals who possess extensive skills in information-intensive fields to develop and deliver dominant information capabilities in support of U.S. Navy, Joint and national warfighting requirements. Theses fields include information professional officers, information warfare officers, naval intelligence officers, meteorological and oceanography officers, space cadre officers, aerographer's mates, cryptologic technicians, intelligence specialist, information systems technicians and civilian personnel."
The new officer insignia is a two and three-quarter inches by one and one-eighth inches, gold matte metal pin showing a background of ocean waves, a crossed naval officer's sword and lightning bolt with a fouled anchor and globe and will also be available in a miniature size.
The enlisted insignia is a two and three-quarter inches by one and one-eighth inches, silver oxidized metal pin showing a background of ocean waves, a crossed naval enlisted cutlass and lightning bolt with a fouled anchor and globe and will also be available in a miniature size.
The insignias will be available for purchase at Navy Exchange Uniform Centers and Navy Exchange Uniform Support Center by August 2010. Graphics of the insignias are available on the Navy Uniform Matters Web site http://www.npc.navy.mil/commandsupport/usnavyuniforms/
Additional information is provided in NAVADMIN 058/10.
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