A 1996 North Gwinnett High School graduate and Buford native who serves in the Navy is teaching “future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world.”
Petty Officer 1st Class Zachry Gormley works as a cryptologic technician, serving with the Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach.
As a Navy cryptologic technician, Gormley is responsible for instructing fleet sailors in professional techniques that help them keep their ships safe from adversaries.
“It’s about service here,” Gormley said. “It’s about helping and mentoring younger sailors and influencing their outlook to maintain a positive integrity of the Navy.”
IWTC Virginia Beach provides a continuum of information on warfare training to Navy and joint service personnel, preparing them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.
The training command offers 65 courses of instruction in information technology, cryptology and intelligence with an instructor and support staff of 280 military, civilian and contract members who train more than 6,500 students every year at five different training sites.
Gormley plays an important part in America’s focus on rebuilding readiness, strengthening alliances and reforming business practices in support of the National Defense Strategy, said IWTC Virginia Beach Commanding Officer Richard Bosworth
“Our IWTC Virginia Beach staff members clearly demonstrate exemplary performance and leadership, shown through their significant contributions to deliver trained information warfare professionals to the fleet,” Bosworth said. “I’m extremely proud of their accomplishments and more importantly how the impact of their hard work continues to ensure fleet mission readiness around the globe every day.”