Welcome to the Information Professional (IP) channel of the Navy Personnel Command website. This channel provides career and billet information focused on 1820, 6420, and 7421 officers.
This website contains both secure and non-secure information. Secure content can only be accessed utilizing your DOD issued CAC card.
Detailer Updates (Some links will require milSuite account)
- IP Officer Career Handbook
- IP Detailer Brief
- IP Currents
- IP Detailers Corner
- COMNAVIFORINST 1520.1
- IDWO PQS
- IP Basic PQS
- IDC Community Management
- LDO/CWO Community Management
- IP Recruiting Trifold for Midshipmen
About the Community
The IP Community, formed in October 2001, was established by the Navy as part of the general unrestricted line to provide vital skill sets in the areas of Information Technology (IT), C4I, combat systems, space, and cyberspace to enhance Navy, Joint, and coalition warfighting readiness. The Information Professional Community is comprised of the 1820, 1825, 642X, and 742X designators and includes a wealth of experience within both the active and reserve components of its Limited Duty Officer (LDO), Chief Warrant Officer (CWO), and IP restricted line officers. The IP Community, along with the OCEANO (1800), Information Warfare (1810), and Intelligence (1830) designators form the primary officer components of the Information Dominance Corps. Enlisted ratings (IT, IS, and CT) and civil servant IDC series comprise the other 41,000 members of the IDC, with the IT rating being the largest component at over 10,000 Sailors. The IDC military members make up just over 7% of Navy’s manpower end strength.
As stated in the 2013 IP Community’s execution plan to the IDC Human Capital Strategy:
Information Professional (IP) Officers are central to the success of the U.S. Navy. Our nation’s maritime strategy calls for a Naval Service that is globally distributed and mission-tailored for greatest operational impact. This calls for a high degree of integration and interoperability, enhanced awareness of the environment, greater information sharing with our partners, and skilled expertise ready for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Our Navy cannot meet these objectives without a strong and resourceful Information Professional Community.
Dovetailed with the unique tradecraft formed by each community within the Information Dominance Corps (IDC), IPs comprise a vital cadre of operationally savvy, tactically proficient, and technically skilled Warfighters generating a distinct information advantage for traditional Navy mission areas and are ready to “fight and win” in cyberspace.