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Navy CIWT Conducts Change of Charge

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. J. Austin Maxwell, Center for Information Warfare Training detachment Goodfellow officer in charge, exchanges salutes with Lt. Cmdr. John Allen, departing CIWT detachment Goodfellow commanding officer, during the change of charge ceremony at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 9, 2019. The change of charge ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the visual transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood/Released)

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. J. Austin Maxwell, Center for Information Warfare Training detachment Goodfellow officer in charge, exchanges salutes with Lt. Cmdr. John Allen, departing CIWT detachment Goodfellow commanding officer, during the change of charge ceremony at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 9, 2019. The change of charge ceremony is a time honored military tradition that signifies the visual transfer of authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood/Released)

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joseph Reynolds, Senior Enlisted Leader for Center for Information Warfare Training detachment Goodfellow, presents Lt. Cmdr. J. Austin Maxwell, CIWT detachment Goodfellow officer in charge, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal during the change of charge ceremony at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 9, 2019. The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal was awarded to him for distinguishing himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood/Released)

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Joseph Reynolds, Senior Enlisted Leader for Center for Information Warfare Training detachment Goodfellow, presents Lt. Cmdr. J. Austin Maxwell, CIWT detachment Goodfellow officer in charge, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal during the change of charge ceremony at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 9, 2019. The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal was awarded to him for distinguishing himself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood/Released)

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. J. Austin Maxwell, Center for Information Warfare Training detachment Goodfellow officer in charge, exchanges salutes with the seamen during the arrival of the official party at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 9, 2019. The boatswains whistle was used to alert the crew of the arrival of the official party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood/Released)

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. J. Austin Maxwell, Center for Information Warfare Training detachment Goodfellow officer in charge, exchanges salutes with the seamen during the arrival of the official party at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 9, 2019. The boatswains whistle was used to alert the crew of the arrival of the official party. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ethan Sherwood/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Lt. Cmdr. Austin Maxwell transferred responsibility as the officer in charge of the Center for Information Warfare Training detachment Goodfellow to Lt. Cmdr. John Allen during a change of charge ceremony at Goodfellow Air Force Base, May 9.

Capt. Nicholas Andrews, commanding officer of CIWT, presided over the event, praising Maxwell for his dedicated leadership and Goodfellow Sailors for their exceptional support for the information warfare training mission. CIWT offers more than 200 courses for intelligence specialists, cryptologic, information systems, and electronics technicians, and officers in the information warfare community.

Under Maxwell’s leadership, the 30 sailors and four civilians assigned to CIWT detachment Goodfellow trained over 1,810 students delivering over 7,036 hours of instruction. They supply enlisted C school courses for cryptologic technicians and Department of Defense firefighters from various branches of the military.

Allen reports from Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola, Florida, and brings 25 years of tactical, operational, and training experience. This is his first tour within the CIWT domain.

“I am truly humbled to become the 18th officer in charge of CIWT detachment Goodfellow, and I am honored to join an outstanding team of professionals in this critical training mission,” said Allen immediately following his assumption of command.

CIWT has four schoolhouse commands, two detachments, and training sites throughout the United States and Japan. CIWT was recognized as Naval Education and Training Command’s top learning center for the past three years. Training over 21,000 students every year, CIWT delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services.