It’s official, as per NAVADMIN 106/16…
R 101148Z MAY 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/DESIGNATION OF THE CRYPTOLOGIC WARFARE COMMUNITY//
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/MAY//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/021815ZFEB16//
AMPN/NAVADMIN 023/16, INFORMATION DOMINANCE CORPS REDESIGNATED
INFORMATION WARFARE COMMUNITY//
POC/WILSON/LTJG/OPNAV N2N6C1/-/TEL: (703) 604-6288
RMKS/1. As discussed reference (a), officers with designators 181X, 681X, and 781X are designated as Cryptologic Warfare effective immediately.
2. From the establishment of the Communications Security Group, the cryptologic community has continued to evolve to meet and defeat the threats it faces. The transition of the Information Dominance Corps to the Information Warfare Community in concert with the Chief of Naval Operations Design for Maritime Superiority has given Cryptologists another opportunity to formalize this evolution and define community identity. The Cryptologic Warfare designation honors the cryptologic heritage, recognizes the military
effects these warfighters deliver, and aligns these officers along with Cyber Warfare Engineers, Cyber Warrant Officers, and Civilian personnel with their enlisted force.
3. Released By Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//