The Information Dominance Corps

  • Published
  • By Navy Lt. Lonnie N. Griffith Jr.
  • Navy Center for Information Dominance Detachment Goodfellow Officer in Charge
In October 2009, the Chief of Naval Operations established the Information Dominance Corps. Its purpose, in the CNO's words, was, "to develop and deliver dominant information capabilities in support of U.S. Navy, Joint and national warfighting requirements."

The U.S. Navy Information Dominance Corps was created to more effectively and collaboratively lead and manage a cadre of officers, enlisted and civilian professionals who possess extensive skills in information-intensive fields. This corps of professionals receives extensive training, education and work experience in information, intelligence, counterintelligence, human-derived information, networks, space and oceanographic disciplines.

The IDC has members in five officer communities - meteorology/oceanography, information warfare, information professional, intelligence and space cadre; and four enlisted communities - aerographer's mate, intelligence specialist, cryptologic technician and information technician. In addition it has many civilians with expertise in information-related fields.

"People who will operate in this domain will be at a premium because there will be great competition for their intellect, for their experience and for their competence. So what we have done is taken our already very proficient and experienced operators and created an 'Information Dominance Corps.' They will retain their individual identities, but will be managed as a Corps, they will develop as a Corps and they will fight as a Corps."
Admiral Gary Roughhead