SPAWAR provides IT support, training at Joint Base

Lead Instructor Information Technology Specialist 1st Class Chris Thompson provides instruction to Senior Chief Information Technology Specialist James Bowler during a recent VMWare class hosted by Naval Reserve SPAWAR at the Ford Island Conference Center, JBPHH. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Bill Murdoch

Lead Instructor Information Technology Specialist 1st Class Chris Thompson provides instruction to Senior Chief Information Technology Specialist James Bowler during a recent VMWare class hosted by Naval Reserve SPAWAR at the Ford Island Conference Center, JBPHH. U.S. Navy photo by Cmdr. Bill Murdoch

SPAWAR Reserve Program

The Space and Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) reserve component provided Information Technology (IT) training support to Sailors at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), Jan. 23 to Feb. 3.

Several commands from JBPHH who participated in the training included USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), USS Jefferson City (SSN 759), USS Okane (DDG 77), HSM-37, Naval Special Warfare Group Three Logistics Support Unit, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, Naval Special Warfare Group 3, Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii, Coastal Riverine Group One, and Submarine Force Pacific, to name a few.

Chief Information Technology Specialist Christopher Castillo, CNSG MIDPAC N6 and Information Technology Specialist 1st Class Seth Piper, CNSG MIDPAC N62, helped organize the free IT training event.

Reservists from NE-TOps (NST) Fly Away Team provided Security Plus and VMWtraining in a classroom setting. Sailors who passed the certification at the end of the class were given CompTIA Security Plus and VM-Ware certification.

The SPAWAR NST team is made up of reservists who are attached to the SPAWAR Reserve Program at multiple sites across the country.

“The SPAWAR Reserve Program provides unique military and technical capabilities in support of team SPAWAR’s mission, contingency response, and resolution of C4I issues that impact current and future fleet readiness,” said Cmdr. Bill Murdoch, SPAWAR reserve detachment officer in charge.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daryn Bartlett and Information Technology 1st Class Chris Thompson led the class instruction and brought unique civilian experience to the fleet.

Concluding the program, SPAWAR provided more than 2,400 student hours of classroom instruction to 110 students from over 20 commands in preparation for the Security Plus and VMWare examination and certification.

For future training requests contact Cmdr. Bill Murdoch at william. murdoch@navy.mil or Information Technology Specialist 1st Class Seth Piper, seth.piper@navy.mil.

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