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PQS for Noobs question: Are any of the signature blocks completed at IWBC? We need to be very careful with how we approach this otherwise we are diluting the meaning behind the pin that took so long ifwo have come into existence. It should not be done faster and funnier. The Boot Camps are NOT designed to provide signatures or take the place of self-study, looking up material in the references, talking to people, etc.

I have discussed this with the IDC RC leadership and the conclusion was that we are not actually tracking this, but that based on anecdotal information, it is an issue.

I’m sure the process could be better, but given that this is something supported up to the 2-star level on the reserve side, what is a way forward other than simply discounting them out of hand? Just like in Flight School – live by the gouge, die by the gouge; however, I am seeing more and more reliance and entitlement to the gouge and a very strong push from Candidates for gouge to become gospel.

Is the goal just to cram a large amount of information into our heads and simply brain dump it all once you get some gold jewelry on your chest. This is not something to do because it’ll look good in your Shadowbox.

In any case, you will have plenty of resources among the staff there to get the signatures you need. I didn’t expect it to be accepted, and it indeed wasn’t, but spending the time I did on that process was well worth it.


This is not a ticket that needs to be punched. The more study that can be completed ahead of time, whether drill weekends, short periods of orders, self-study, or Boot Camps, the less time is necessary to be spent on contiguous active duty orders.

Maybe I’m just being a jerk – but we’re earning a warfare qualification here. It has been a few years since I attended, but I do recall receiving a sheet with signatures for some sections. Yes, maybe some people are trying to do the minimal amount of work to get through them, but can’t the same be said for some people with regard to ANY process?

This is something to be taken seriously and something to be earned. Sure there is a fair-share of crap that could probably be done away with. Given that we only assess IW Officers at each of the two annual RC selection boards, is it a good ROI to go through the lengthy selection process and have these people in the community for years only to have them leave in part because of these difficulties?

Return to Naval Reserve IW. BT Apologize for the rant and negativity, but we need to be honest with ourselves. Also the staggered shifts they came in worked well because a pqqs would qualify or get close to qualifying and be able to help the new arrivals into the process.

Not everyone passed these boards. There were three months’ worth of weekly 1.

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Is the goal just to cram a large amount of information into our heads and simply brain dump it all once you get some gold jewelry on your chest; or is it to lay the foundation for a career of learning and simultaneously lend some visible credibility to an officer that they know what they’re doing or at least know where to find the answer when it comes to Information Dominance Warfare when they are given an operational assignment in the Fleet?


Again, this is not IWO, and while I agree this is a warfare qualification, the question is are we conforming to the instruction, or not? We just had a good number of IW Reservists come through and qualify. We owe it to ourselves to address this. I am only 1 of 2 IW Officers in my reserve unit and the other one completed his quals before the last change so it is completely different now.

The sooner I can get my quals done the better. Collateral activities, watch standing, and operations should be kept to an absolute minimum or avoided altogether.

I would view any Boot Camp with an eye of scrutiny. I attended one of these Boot Camps, and the experience was a very valuable one This is not the first time this has occurred. There is also a bigger problem here: This time does not have to be consecutive, but is required for proper preparation.

Worked well that they came in a group to use trainers time wisely as well as have study partners. Fair-minded individuals may disagree but I believe the challenge and the rigor of the other communities qualification programs adds to the caliber of the officer produced upon designation.

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Or even worse, have the reference paraphrased by another Candidate who may or not be competent and absorbing that as gospel. I believe it sells short what they can offer. This is not meant to replace or supplant the community in our case, IWO qualification process.