Navy Information Professional Officers (1820 Designator)

Information Professional Officers (IPOs) oversee the seamless operation of the global Naval network environment. Their responsibilities include:

  • Leading the Naval network warfare missions in developing tactics and procedures to realize tactical, strategic and business advantages afloat and ashore
  • Driving interoperability with joint, allied and coalition partners
  • Building professional excellence through education, training and certification and milestone qualifications
  • Optimizing organizational effectiveness through cutting-edge technologies, knowledge management techniques and a culture of innovation
  • Helping to develop and deploy information systems, command and control and space systems
  • Serving as a key part of the Information Dominance Corps in its mission to gain a deep understanding of the inner workings of adversaries
  • Overseeing the work of Information Systems Technicians – Enlisted Sailors (no degree required) who serve as specialists in information technology