SUFFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited the Navy Global Network Operations and Security Center in Suffolk and held an all-hands call with Sailors and civilians Jan. 24.
During his visit, the CNO recognized the efforts of Navy's Information Dominance/Cyber warfighting team for their accomplishments in enhancing network reliability and security.
"This was quite rewarding for me when others in the Pentagon recognized the success of the operations being accomplished here," Greenert said.
In all, the ceremony recognized the accomplishments of 47 Sailors and civilians from U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet South, Naval Network Warfare Command, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command, and Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk.
The CNO's visit highlighted the importance of the civilian and military personnel that makeup the Navy's cyber team and their role in network operations and defense.
Greenert spoke of how extraordinary the civilian/military team here and at Fleet Cyber Command is and the importance of recognizing the accomplishments of the teams across the Navy.
"And, after I leave here, I'm going to go down to USS Arlington and they're going to dedicate a room to commemorate 9/11 and what the Arlington is about, 9/11 and the Pentagon and what happened there. As one person who was in the building that day, it became very clear to me that there is no distinction in my mind between the civilians and military with regard to what they do for this country and of how they are perceived by those who are working against us."
"They viewed us all on the same team, so it became incumbent in my mind to understand that. It's never more clear than with cyber security and defense operations," CNO continued. "So, therefore I thank all of you. We always consider you all as shipmates."
Greenert went on to answer questions from the audience covering a range of topics from budget issues to Veteran benefits.
Naval Network Warfare Command operates the Navy's Networks and Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command and Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk coordinate defense of the Navy's Networks.
U.S. Fleet Cyber Command serves as central operational authority for networks, cyber, cryptologic/signals intelligence, information operations, electronic warfare, and space capabilities in support of forces afloat and ashore.
For more news from Naval Network Warfare Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/nnwc/. For more news from Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/FCCC10F/.