PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- In a move to make Navy Information Dominance training more mission-effective, the Center for Information Dominance (CID) officially stood up two new commands Nov. 14.
The request for the new commands - the Center for Information Dominance Unit (CIDU) Corry Station and CIDU Monterey - was approved by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus, Oct. 31, and announced by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert the same day.
According to the message, the establishment of the new commands was in response to the "expanded size of the detachment and assigned cyber training mission."
This action disestablishes the two largest detachments within the CID Domain: CID Detachment (DET) Corry Station and CID DET Monterey.
Annually, CID Unit Corry Station, based at Corry Station in Pensacola, Fla., is responsible for training approximately 9,000 Navy and Joint Cryptologists, Information Systems Technicians and Information Warfare and Information Professional officers; while CID Unit Monterey, based at the Presidio in Monterey, Calif., is responsible for the training of approximately 1,200 Cryptologic Technicians (Interpretive) and Foreign Language Officers.
CID Commanding Officer Capt. Susan K. Cerovsky, compared the shore-based commands to that of a newly-commissioned ship, during her remarks at the stand up ceremony for CID Unit Corry Station.
"The plank owners here at CID Unit Corry Station and at CID Unit Monterey can be justifiably proud to be part of the fine unit that we're about to establish," she said. "You are definitely in capable hands and I am most humble today to be able to pin Cmdr. Luciana Sung as one of my commanding officers within the Center for Information Dominance domain."
In June 2011 Sung reported to Capt. Cerovsky as her executive officer and officer in charge of CID DET Corry Station.
"Today is a historical day and all of us are part of it," Sung said at the conclusion of the ceremony. "We are now a command and you should be very proud. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication."
In January 2010 Lt. Cmdr. Thor Martinsen assumed duties as officer in charge of CID DET Monterey.
Like his instructors and their linguists-in-training, he is fluent in a second language. He has also seen several name changes at CID.
As the newly-appointed commanding officer of CID Unit Monterey, he welcomed friends and guests to the stand up ceremony at the Presidio. He also noted the command's metamorphosis as both its name and focus has changed to adapt to its evolving mission.
"Our Navy presence at the Defense Language Institute dates back to February 1976, and while our name has changed multiple times during our 35 year history, our mission of training the very best Navy linguist and fleet-ready Sailors has remained consistent throughout. I am confident that this proud legacy of excellence will continue with our new command," Martinsen said. "It has been a privilege to serve as the CID Detachment Monterey officer in charge, and it's a great honor to be able to continue to serve as the first commanding officer of Center for Information Dominance Unit Monterey."
CID is the Navy's learning center that leads, manages, and delivers Navy and joint force training in Information Operations, Information Technology, Cryptology and Intelligence.
With a staff of nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted staff members, CID Corry Station oversees the development and administration of more than 168 courses at four commands, two detachments and 16 learning sites throughout the United States and in Japan. CID Corry Station provides training for approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. Armed Services and allied forces each year.
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