[ISN] Cryptology officers renamed

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Mon Sep 19 02:08:01 EDT 2005


By Andrew Scutro
Times staff writer
September 15, 2005

Navy cryptology officers will now be known as "information warfare"  
officers, according to a Navy administration message released

According to the message, the name change is meant to account for
increased skills and responsibilities of signals intelligence, from
monitoring radio traffic and breaking codes to more modern uses and

According to Naval Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn., information
warfare officers are still a restricted line community, not an
unrestricted line like aviators and submariners.

Officers in the category are not required to take any administrative
action, according to the message.

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