Area officer training future information warriors
Chief Petty Officer Samuel Beall, a native of Allen, Texas, joined the Navy to see the world and go to college. Now, 19 years later, Beall is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world.
“I have been able to give back my fleet knowledge to future information assurance technicians in the Navy,” said Beall. The 1997 graduate of Allen High School is an information systems technician operating from the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) in San Diego.
“I am an instructor for network security vulnerability technicans,” said Beall. “We teach information technology students to secure and fortify their ship and shore networks through software and hardware configurations.”
Beall credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned in Allen. “It’s important to accept people for who they are,” said Beall. “Also, you get what you give in your career and life.”
IWTC San Diego is just one component that makes up the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) domain, headquartered at Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station, Florida.
CIWT is responsible for training enlisted cryptologic technicians, information systems technicians, intelligence specialists, and electronics technicians. CIWT also provides training to cryptologic warfare, information professional, intelligence, and foreign area officers that prepares them to be prepared to wage battle and assure the nation’s success in this burgeoning warfare arena.
There are many reasons to be proud of naval service, and Beall is most proud of becoming a chief petty officer.
“Serving in the Navy means that I get the privilege to be part of one of the most elite organizations in the world,” said Beall. “Being in the Navy I get to work with some of the most highly dedicated people I will ever meet in my life, people that genuinely want to be here and serve their Navy.”
Courtesy: Lt. Sandra Niedzwiecki, Navy Office of Community Outreach, PHOTO: Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jackson G. Brown