Information Professional (IP) restricted line officers are going to sea as Communications Officers (COMMO) on destroyers (DDG), cruisers (CG), and amphibious dock landing (LSD) ships in a program called the Afloat Network Security Initiative (ANSI). IPs onboard will work with Surface Warfare Assistant COMMOs to increase warfighting readiness. About 40 ships have IP COMMOs, but ultimately all 113 DDGs, CGs and LSDs will have IP COMMOs with the rank of lieutenant junior grade. Plans call for 100 of the billets to be filled in FY 19. Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) oversee the program. For more information, visit the NAVIFOR website and follow NAVIFOR on Facebook.
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