Captain Neil Smith, USN
Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center
The Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center is the Navy’s pre-eminent Center of Excellence for delivering Irregular Warfare-centric intelligence and to support operations and planning to meet the growing needs of Navy, Department of Defense, national, Naval Special Warfare (NSW), and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC). The command blends a unique, all-source analysis reachback capability with an ability to deploy intelligence analyst operators alongside naval forces confronting asymmetric challenges around the globe.
The Kennedy Center provides products and services to meet Navy, DoD, National, NSW and NECC maritime Irregular Warfare intelligence requirements and performs other functions and tasks as assigned by higher authority.
Functions, Roles & Responsibilities
Kennedy’s total force concept includes a diverse cadre of multi-discipline intelligence professionals, both military and civilian, versed in operations, analysis, targeting, collection management, directing intelligence collection platforms and unique capabilities rooted in the demanding world-class training and specialized development provided to its workforce. Kennedy professionals develop a thorough understanding of irregular and expeditionary mission sets in the CENTCOM, PACOM, AFRICOM, EUCOM and SOUTHCOM operating areas. Kennedy analysts are often called upon as Directors of Intelligence, Chiefs of Intelligence Operations, All-Source Senior Analysts, Collection Managers and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Directors. They are versed in IC analytical tradecraft, targeting, human intelligence support, and further specialized skillsets requested by NSW and NECC operators to provide vital support to unique missions around the world in order to protect national interests.
- Kennedy offers its customers a total intelligence solution ready to deploy globally.
- Kennedy provides its customers with a proven advantage (analytical depth and subject matter expertise), often resulting in by-name requests to support national missions.
- Kennedy analysts routinely assist senior NECC and NSW decision makers in confronting Irregular Warfare challenges.
- Kennedy utilizes cutting edge analytical tools and techniques to provide their customers with a decisive advantage through tailored, specialized intelligence.