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This time does not have to be consecutive, but is required for proper preparation. I attended one of these Boot Camps, and the experience was a very valuable one Are any of the signature blocks completed at IWBC?

Also when should one start working on their PQS? 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.

Worked well that they came in a group to use trainers time wisely as well as have study partners. 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? 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? It is easy to say, “If they can’t cut it, we don’t want them” Or even worse, have the reference paraphrased by another Candidate who pss or not be competent and absorbing that as gospel.

Fair-minded individuals ideo disagree but I believe pq challenge and the rigor of the other communities qualification programs adds to the caliber of the officer ivwo upon designation.


I would view any Boot Camp with an eye of scrutiny. 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? Not everyone passed these boards. 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?

It has been a few years since I attended, but I do recall receiving a sheet with signatures for some sections. 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 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. We owe it to ourselves to address this. I can’t think of another community that places so much time and effort into spoon-feeding their Candidates.

BT Apologize for the rant and negativity, but we need to be honest with ourselves. Maybe I’m just being a jerk – but we’re earning a warfare qualification here.

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There were three months’ worth of weekly 1. We need to be very careful with how we approach this otherwise we are diluting the pqw behind the pin that took so long to have come into existence. 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.

In any case, you will have plenty of resources among the staff there to get the signatures you need. But IMHO, officers are very well served by having to go and find a reference, then read the reference for relevant information as opposed to having all the references nicely laid out for them.


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.

This is not a ticket that needs to be punched. It should not be done faster and funnier. 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.

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This is not the first time this has occurred. 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 idwi given an operational assignment in the Fleet?

The more study that can be completed ahead of time, whether drill weekends, short periods of kdwo, self-study, or Boot Camps, the less time is necessary to be spent on psq active duty orders. Collateral activities, watch standing, and operations should be kept to an absolute minimum or avoided altogether.