"Is today's senior US Navy Intelligence Officer--mostly trained and experienced in Cold War-era threats--fully prepared to support current and future intelligence requirements of the commander who is increasingly tasked to support emerging and non-traditional military missions? […] The history of US Navy Intelligence reflects trends in education and training activity that parallels periods of national crises and peace. During extended periods of peace, Navy Intelligence Officer education and training has withered because of mission-poor environments, underfunding, and a lack of doctrine. The Navy Intelligence community of the mid-1990s--absent a Cold War focus--is again challenged by enigmatic missions and restrained by declining Defense budgets. In 1994, the Navy promulgated its first intelligence doctrine, which is the cornerstone for intelligence education and training. Many of today's senior Navy Intelligence Officers are enjoying rewarding careers. However, some Navy Intelligence Officers lack contemporary preparation; these officers are challenged to fully support intelligence requirements. Sustained quality intelligence support demands sustained quality officer education, training and experience regardless of mission and budget peculiarities."
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