IW Vice Adm. Tours Naval Meteorology and Oceanography

Story Number: NNS171107-21Release Date: 11/7/2017 2:59:00 PM
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By Kaley Turfitt, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Public Affairs

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (NNS) -- Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (IW) and Director of Naval Intelligence Vice Adm. Jan Tighe toured naval meteorology and oceanography commands at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, Nov. 6.

"The more we communicate with each other and work together, the better we can become at executing the Navy's mission. Us working together in IW is greater than the sum of all parts because the demand signal for what we do will continue to grow," said Vice Adm. Tighe.

Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM) headquarters oversees five of its 14 lower echelon commands at Stennis Space Center, including the Naval Oceanographic Office, Naval Oceanography Operations Command and Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center.

"I've had the opportunity to personally observe Vice Adm. Tighe's character and compassion for her work. There is not a finer leader for our IW community," said COMNAVMETOCCOM Rear Adm. John Okon. "It's a privilege to showcase how the oceanography community's critical warfighting capability ensures the IW community's success."

Vice Adm. Tighe toured the Glider Operations Center that includes a fleet of over 100 gliders manned 24/7 by civilian and military pilots when deployed. The tour also included a visit to the Undersea Warfare Reachback Cell and Fleet Survey Team among other places.

In addition to the tour, she hosted an All Hands for all Information Warfare personnel spanning the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast.

COMNAVMETOCCOM directs and oversees more than 2,500 globally-distributed military and civilian personnel who collect, process and exploit environmental information to assist Fleet and Joint Commanders in all warfare areas to make better decisions faster than the adversary.

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IW Vice Adm. Tours Naval Meteorology and Oceanography
Civilian Scientist Mike Tebbs (right) explains the unmanned capabilities of a REMUS 6000 to Vice Adm. Jan Tighe during her visit to the Naval Oceanographic Office at Stennis Space Center, Miss., on Nov. 6, 2017.
November 7, 2017
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