SAN DIEGO – Seven officers from three different partner nations participated in the International Maritime Intelligence Course (IMIC) at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego from Sep. 11-29, 2023.
This fall’s IMIC graduates spanned the officer ranks representing militaries and coast guards of Colombia, Indonesia, and Malta. Students learned from a variety of subject matter experts across the U.S. Navy’s information warfare community facilitated lessons on topics such as intelligence preparation of the operational environment, analytical methods, intelligence sources, with a geopolitical capstone event at the end.
“The entire class was very involved in the training process, asking a lot of thought provoking questions,” said Lt. Katie Jensen, IMIC instructor. “Many of the students were able to bring their own past experiences and relate it to the curriculum, increasing both the students’ and staffs’ understanding of current maritime practices.”
The three-week course convenes twice a year, hosting intelligence and operations officers from around the world. In addition to the curriculum, participants visit several areas in Southern California as part of the Field Studies Program, including guided tours of San Diego, the Cabrillo National Monument, and Los Angeles.
“IMIC is integral to our strategic initiative of fostering key relationships with partner nations to promote a free and open maritime domain through mutual cooperation,” stated Cmdr. Greg Gabriel, IWTC San Diego Commanding Officer. “Both the students and instructors benefit greatly from the shared perspectives, worldwide operational experiences, and innovative ideas.”
IWTC San Diego, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.
With four schoolhouse commands, a detachment, and training sites throughout the United States and Japan, CIWT trains approximately 26,000 students every year, delivering trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services. CIWT also offers more than 200 courses for cryptologic technicians, intelligence specialists, information systems technicians, electronics technicians, and officers in the information warfare community.
|Date Posted:||10.16.2023 12:28|
|Location:||SAN DIEGO, CA, US|
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