By Glenn Sircy, Center for Information Warfare Training
Although administratively assigned to the Region Legal Service Office Southeast, CIWT’s legal team reports to CIWT’s commanding and executive officers as advisors in all legal matters.
From advising them and other CIWT domain leaders on matters of the interpretation and application of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to the Manual for Courts-Martial and other sources of military law, CIWT’s legal team has been a tremendous multiplier in solidifying CIWT as the Navy’s top Navy learning center for two consecutive years.
“Our legal team is routinely relied upon to provide legal counsel to all CIWT domain leaders,” said Cmdr. Jeffrey Buschmann, CIWT’s executive officer. “I can honestly say they are one of the hardest working and finest legal teams in the U.S. Navy and they always provide their services with a smile.”
Malloy and Hawkins, are paramount to the daily operations of the successful training of thousands of information warfare professionals each year throughout the domain. Both bring a broad range of legal talent, expertise, and innovative thinking to help the CIWT domain operate in today’s increasingly complex legal and regulatory environments.
Malloy, originally from Staten Island, New York, was commissioned in 2013 and is a uniformed member of the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
“We strive to provide legal expertise while advising the commands on matters such as command investigations, administrative separations, and military justice issues,” said Malloy. “Providing our top CIWT domain leaders with legal counsel and solutions to legal issues on a daily basis has been very rewarding to me.”
Hawkins, originally from Hume, Virginia, and a retired Navy yeoman, has been working in the Navy legal field for 21 years.
“Although the impact of our efforts is normally not known to many outside of the top leadership, it’s humbling to know we are truly appreciated for our hard work,” shared Hawkins. “Each office within the CIWT domain works together as a team to make us the best of the best and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
The Center for Information Warfare Training delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.