May 05, 2016

Center for Information Dominance Change of Command



160503-N-RK891-088 PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 3, 2016) Capt. William Lintz salutes Rear Adm. Mike White, commander, Naval Education and Training Command, as he reports for duty as the commanding officer for the Center for Information Dominance (CID). The salute was part of the change of command ceremony for CID, held at the National Museum of Naval Aviation onboard NAS Pensacola. Lintz assumed command from Capt. Maureen Fox. (U.S. Navy photo by Joy Samsel/Released/US Navy Photo) From Center for Information Dominance Public Affairs

Editor’s Note: The change of name for the Information Warfare Community has not caught up with the individual commands. We expect that the CID will be re-designated in the near future. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The information warfare (IW) community’s training arm, the Center for Information Dominance (CID), held a change of command ceremony, May 3.

Capt. William “Bill” Lintz relieved Capt. Maureen Fox as CID’s commanding officer during the time-honored tradition, conducted at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.

Fox, a native of New Castle, Delaware, assumed command of CID on Sept. 26, 2014. She led extensive efforts across several Navy echelons and agencies to define cryptologic, intelligence and information systems training requirements in support of the Chief of Naval Operations’ strategies for further advancing and ingraining IW into naval operations.

During the ceremony, Fox was lauded for her leadership as CID improved the quality and speed of delivery of new program transitions and training methods and delivered responsive training solutions to meet the rapidly changing demands of the fleet, the IW community, national partners, and other Department of Defense stakeholders, such as U.S. Cyber Command and the service components.

The ceremony’s guest speaker, Vice Adm. Ted N. Branch, the deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and the Director of Naval Intelligence, described the growing importance of training today’s IW community, especially in the dynamic environment that it operates in. He also commended Fox for the role she played in leading 1,300 staff members across 18 training locations, in meeting those demands.

“Mo, you’ve certainly made your mark during this command tour, and that is no surprise to me,” said Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence, Vice Adm. Ted Branch. “We placed the careers of those information warfare Sailors in your hands, and you responded so magnificently well. As you head off to your next assignment at the Undersea Warfare Development Center in San Diego, I know you will continue to excel.”

During the ceremony, Fox was awarded the Legion of Merit.

Branch welcomed Lintz, who comes to CID from his last assignment as deputy chief of the Remote Operations Center at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Fort Meade, Maryland.

“Bill, it now falls on you to build on these accomplishments,” said Branch. “You are supremely qualified to take on the task and maintain the momentum that Mo established.

“I know you are deeply aware that there are many challenges still ahead for the information warfare training community. While no stranger to the role of commanding officer, this job will present you with plenty more opportunities to succeed.”

Lintz is a 1992 graduate of Villanova University with master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

As a cryptologic officer, Lintz has served with various afloat and ashore commands, including U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet as fleet intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection manager and assistant force cryptologist; Navy Information Operations Command, Pensacola, Florida, as executive officer; U.S. 3rd Fleet as deputy assistant chief of staff for Operations and Fleet Information Operations lead; U.S. Pacific Fleet in the Directorate of Information Operations and Cryptology as lead for Fleet Requirements, Manpower, and Training; and Fleet Intelligence Training Center in San Diego as commanding officer.

CID, with headquarters located at Corry Station, Pensacola delivers information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.

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