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    IWTC Virginia Beach Sailors Recognized as Top Intelligence Professionals

    IWTC Virginia Beach Sailors Recognized as Top Intelligence Professionals

    Courtesy Photo | 180521-N-XX082-0004 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (May 21, 2018) Intelligence Specialist 1st...... read more read more



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    Center for Information Warfare Training

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Two intelligence specialists from Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach were among those recently selected for the 2018 Naval Intelligence Community Awards, as announced in NAVADMIN 124/18.

    IWTC Virginia Beach's selectees include Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Nijah Lee and Intelligence Specialist 1st Class William Buller. Lee and Buller were among 18 service members and civilians selected from the naval intelligence community to be recognized for their outstanding leadership and performance of duties.

    Lee received the Cmdr. Dan F. Shanower Intelligence Specialist of the Year Award, which recognizes intelligence specialists for their performance, leadership, special accomplishments, and overall contribution to command efficiency, morale, and welfare.

    “It is an honor to be acknowledged for such an important award,” said Lee. This would not be possible without my peers and leadership, their teamwork and contribution is one of the main reasons I am receiving this. I want to continue to motivate not only my peers but the students as well to exceed their goals, anything is possible if you work hard and strive to not only better yourself but to help others.”

    Lee’s selection was based on her delivery of 1,350 hours of instruction to 845 students. She provided ten hours of Master Training Specialist training to five instructors. Additionally, she led over 18 hours of general military training, meeting the chief of naval operations’ vision and direction, providing critical mentorship to 362 Sailors. As the Intelligence Specialist “A” School volunteer coordinator, Lee led a team of eight Sailors and Marines across two reporting units in the successful execution of six volunteer events totaling over 300 hours in support of IWTC Virginia Beach’s positive impact across the Hampton Roads community.

    Buller received the Vice Adm. Rufus L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Intelligence Instruction.

    "I am incredibly blessed and humbled to be receiving this award,” said Buller. “This definitely couldn’t have happened without the support of the IWTC Virginia Beach family. My goal for becoming an instructor has been to provide the fleet with the best strike intelligence analysts, I feel that I have been able to contribute to this mission with the support of my team, mentors and leadership.”

    Buller led three instructors through six class convenes accounting for the delivery of 2,670 hours of training to 84 active and reserve component Sailors. As the course supervisor, Buller created and implemented an updated testing plan for Strike “C” School, which was used as the testing plan standard for all IWTC Virginia Beach’s courses. He rewrote and executed a new course master schedule, aligning 420 enabling objectives to 398 course training task list line items, revised 13 tests, and implemented a remedial training program which led to a ninety percent decrease in academic drops and setbacks.

    "Petty Officers Lee and Buller are absolute Navy professionals and world-class instructors, mentors and leaders," said Cmdr. Andrew Boyden, commanding officer of IWTC Virginia Beach. "Their work on the front lines of generating the next generation of intelligence specialists is nothing short of stellar. I am humbled to work alongside such fantastic ambassadors of naval intelligence. "

    IWTC Virginia Beach currently offers 65 courses of instruction in information technology, cryptology, and intelligence with an instructor and support staff of 280 military, civilian, and contract members who train over 6,400 students every year at five training sites in the Hampton Roads area. It is one of four school houses for Center for Information Warfare Training and also oversees learning sites at Jacksonville and Mayport, Florida; Kings Bay, Georgia; and Groton, Connecticut to continue aligning IW community training.

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    Date Taken: 05.21.2018
    Date Posted: 05.21.2018 12:22
    Story ID: 277742
    Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, US 

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