Center For Information Warfare Training
Captain William "Bill" Lintz
Commanding Officer
Center For Information Warfare Training

Commanding Officer

Captain Lintz is a 1992 graduate of Villanova University, where he received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and earned his commission as a cryptologic officer through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School, where he earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, completing requirements under both the communications and electromagnetics tracks, and later a Doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering in 2009.

His operational and afloat assignments include serving with the Naval Security Group Department in Imperial Beach, California, at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego; Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific; direct support missions aboard USS Tripoli (LPH 10), USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and USS Constellation (CV 64); Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet as fleet intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection manager and assistant force cryptologist, where he led theater Navy intelligence collections supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom; Navy Information Operations Command, Pensacola, Florida, as executive officer; Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet as deputy assistant chief of staff for Operations and Fleet Information Operations lead; and National Security Agency as deputy chief of the Remote Operations Center.

His ashore tours include duty with Naval Information Warfare Activity; Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in the Directorate of Information Operations and Cryptology as lead for Fleet Requirements, Manpower, and Training; and Fleet Intelligence Training Center in San Diego as commanding officer.

He assumed command of the Center for Information Warfare Training (formerly Center for Information Dominance), headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, in May 2016.

A qualified information warfare officer, Lintz’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).

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Commander Jeffrey Buschmann
Executive Officer
Center For Information Warfare Training

Executive Officer

Raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Commander Jeffrey Buschmann graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1997. He received his commission after graduating with distinction from Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in 1998. He earned a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in 2005.

Buschmann’s first operational assignment was aboard USS Wadsworth (FFG 9) as the first lieutenant. After earning his qualification as a surface warfare officer, he transferred to Special Boat Team (SBT 22) where he served in a variety of operational leadership assignments. After graduating from NPS, he reported to the 7th Fleet staff as Joint Task Force (JTF) 515’s operations officer, where he was forward deployed in support of overseas contingency operations.

While serving at JTF-515, he was selected for redesignation as an intelligence officer. Following graduation from Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to Pacific Command’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center, where he served as Korea Division’s maritime chief and the Combating Terrorism Division’s chief of operations and plans.

In 2008, Buschmann was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) as the Intelligence Directorate’s operations officer. In 2010, he was assigned to Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron 5 as director for intelligence.

Following back-to-back sea duty assignments, Buschmann transferred to Navy Personnel Command as the placement branch chief for the information warfare and foreign area officer communities (PERS 474), where he oversaw officer placement for over 2,400 billets and managed a $10 million annual budget.

In 2014, Buschmann was assigned as the director for intelligence at NSWDG.

Buschmann has completed 13 overseas deployments, including nine as the director for intelligence.

Buschmann assumed the duties of executive officer at the Center for Information Warfare Training, Pensacola, Florida, in June 2017.

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MCPO (IW/SW) Michael P. Bates
Command Master Chief
Center For Information Warfare Training

Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Michael P. Bates, a native of New Orleans, joined the Navy in February 1995. Following basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, he completed Data Systems Technician “A” School at Great Lakes in 1996. Bates later earned an associate degree in Science/Technical Studies from Excelsior College; is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Class 158, Command Master Chief Course; and attended the Naval Postgraduate School’s Navy Senior Leader Seminar. He is designated a specialist in surface and information warfare and afloat training.

Bates served as a data systems technician and fire controlman until he was selected for the Command Master Chief Program in 2011.

His assignments include USS Spruance (DD 963) as Combat Electronics Division leading petty officer; Southeast Regional Maintenance Center as Weapons Deck leading petty officer; USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) as Weapons Department leading chief petty officer; Afloat Training Group Mayport as Surface Combat Systems Department leading chief petty officer; and USS Underwood (FFG 36) and USS Vicksburg (CG 69) as command master chief. He conducted six extended overseas deployments to 4th, 5th, and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of national tasking, NATO operations and various campaigns.

Bates assumed the duties as command master chief of Center for Information Warfare Training on May 26, 2015.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), Good Conduct Medal (six awards), Military Outstanding Voluntary Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and various unit and campaign awards.

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