NIWC Pacific Leadership
Naval information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC PACIFIC)
LEADERSHIP
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​Commanding Officer
 
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 Captain Andrew Gainer

Captain Andrew Gainer assumed duties as Commanding Officer of Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific), May 7, 2020. Gainer served as the command's Executive Officer from February 2017 to May 2020. In 2015, he assumed the role of Information Warfare Commander (IWC) in Carrier Strike Group 3, where he integrated all four Navy IW disciplines (intelligence, cryptologic, C4I, and meteorological/oceanographic) into strike group plans and operations. Gainer also served in Baghdad, Iraq, where he collaborated with Iraqi and international stakeholders to strengthen Iraq's information and communications technology sector. 
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​Executive Officer
 
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Commander David West
Commander David West assumed duties as Executive Officer of Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific), May 7, 2020. West is qualified as an Information Warfare Officer and Surface Warfare Officer. His previous shore tour assignments include being the Information Systems Security Manager at the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific (JICPAC) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and as the Junior Officer Detailer for the Information Professional Community in Millington, Tennessee. Prior to becoming the Executive Officer (NIWC Pacific, West served as the first commanding officer of Naval Special Warfare's Tactical Communications Command One.
 
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​Executive Director
 
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Bill Bonwit
 
Bill Bonwit was selected as executive director for Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific - formerly SSC Pacific) in August 2017. After leaving active duty, he remained in the Naval Reserve, serving in various positions including N6 (C4I Directorate) at Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One. Bonwit earned a bachelor's degree in ocean engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master's degree in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is certified Level III in engineering by the Defense Acquisition University and is an Acquisition Core member.​

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​Command Master Chief
 
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 CMDCM Jason Dupre
​Master Chief Jason Dupre is a native of Tioga, Louisiana. In May of 2017, Dupre reported to NIWC Pacific and was advanced to Master Chief Petty that year. He was accepted into the Command Senior Enlisted Leader program in 2020 and is currently the Command Master Chief. Master Chief Dupre is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 169 (Blue), and the CMC/COB Course, Class 209. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Thomas Edison State University and a Master of Science in Information Technology from University of Maryland, University College.
 
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