Morse code: A staple in the Navy IW toolkit

US naval students have been learning Morse code while attending the first revised Basic Manual Morse Trainer (BMMT) course at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station 

“Morse code continues to be an inexpensive and efficient means of communication for many states throughout the globe. Manual Morse operators here at Corry Station are learning a skill set that has stood the test of time. Many of our most senior CTRs began their careers as Manual Morse operators.”
— Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) (IDW/NAC/SW/AW) Tony Gonzales, CTR rate training manager for CID headquarters.

Morse code is just one tool that cryptologic technician (collection) Sailors use as members of the Navy’s Information Warfare (IW) community to perform collection, analysis and reporting on communication signals.

The latest Manual Morse software used by the Department of Defense was tested out in a nine-week pilot course that concluded in September. The self-paced course provides basic instruction and practical application in the interception of Morse-type communications. 

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