U.S. Naval Information Forces


Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR) is an Echelon III command under US Fleet Forces Command, (USFLTFORCOM). It is the Type Command (TYCOM) for meteorology and oceanography, cryptology/SIGINT, cyber, electronic warfare, information operations, intelligence, networks, and space disciplines. Like other TYCOMs, this is the manpower, training, modernization, and maintenance component for these disciplines. NAVIFOR's mission is to support operational commanders ashore and afloat by providing combat-ready information warfare forces, which are forward deployable, fully trained, properly crewed, capably equipped, always ready, well maintained and combat sustainable.[1] The current commander of NAVIFOR is Vice Admiral Kelly Aeschbach.

Naval Information Forces Command
ActiveOctober 1, 2014-current
CountryUnited States of America
BranchUnited States Navy
TypeType Command
Garrison/HQSuffolk, Virginia
VADM Kelly A. Aeschbach

On February 9, 2016, the command was renamed from Navy Information Dominance Forces (NAVIDFOR) to Naval Information Forces as part of the alignment of the Information Dominance Corps under its new name, the Information Warfare Community. In June 2018 Vice Admiral Brian B. Brown took command of NAVIFOR.[2]

On May 7, 2021, Vice Admiral Brian B. Brown was relieved by Vice Admiral Kelly A. Aeschbach in a ceremony at a Department of Homeland Security complex in Suffolk, Virginia.[3]

List of commandersEdit

No. Commander Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
Commander, Navy Information Dominance Forces (COMNAVIDFOR)
Rear Admiral (lower half)
Diane E.H. Webber
October 1, 2014October 3, 20142 days
Rear Admiral
Matthew J. Kohler
October 3, 2014[4]February 9, 20161 year, 129 days
Commander, Naval Information Forces (COMNAVIFOR)
Vice Admiral
Matthew J. Kohler
February 9, 2016June 15, 20182 years, 126 days
Vice Admiral
Brian B. Brown
June 15, 2018May 7, 20212 years, 326 days
Vice Admiral
Kelly A. Aeschbach
May 7, 2021Incumbent2 years, 12 days

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Navy Establishes Information Dominance Forces". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 2014-12-07.
  2. ^ "NAVIFOR Changes Name to Naval Information Forces". Official Website of the United States Navy. U.S. Navy. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  3. ^ Fisher, Jacquelynn (2021-05-07). "NAVIFOR Holds Change of Command". Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  4. ^ Navy Cyber Forces (1 October 2014). "Navy Information Dominance Forces stand up". Dvidshub.net. Retrieved 8 May 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Naval Information Forces (NAVIFOR)
  • NAVIDFOR on IDC Self Synchronization