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This page contains information applicable to Active Duty (1110) and Full-Time Support (1117) Surface Warfare Officers and Surface Warfare Officer trainees (1160)

Candidates that desire to apply for Surface Warfare Officer, should read the Program Authorization for eligibility at the link below:

Program Authorization 100

If otherwise eligible, age waivers (must have prior active service) will be processed by Navy Recruiting Command's Professional Recommendation Board once completed application packages are received. Waivers are NOT authorized for GPA (2.8 minimum) and/or OAR (45 minimum).

The schedule for Navy Recruiting Command's Professional Recommendation Boards is listed at the link below.


Contact Navy Recruiting Command for all OCS application information and for specific OCS board dates:

Comm: 901-874-7438/9335/9063/7643
DSN: 882-7438

For other Surface Warfare information (non-OCS) Contact:

Assistant Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager, BUPERS-311

Comm: 901-874-4369
DSN:    882-4369
Email:  Asst SWO Community Manager

Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager, BUPERS-311

Comm: 901-874-3173
DSN:    882-3173

Bureau of Naval Personnel
BUPERS-311, Bldg. 453, Room 225
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN  38055

The links below provide answers to frequently asked questions on SWO Community topics:

Community Information
SWO Newsletters, SWO Community Briefs, SWO Detailing Processes, URL Promotion Zone Forecast

Administrative & Statutory Board Information

Division Officer Information
Resignation Procedures, Special & Incentive Pay Information (SWO Critical Skills Retention Bonus --- CSRB), Limited Duty Information, Officer Hometown Area Recruiting Program --- OHARP Overview, Foreign Area Officer (FAO) Designation

Post Dept Head Information
XO/CO Fleet-up Information, Joint Duty Overview, Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Requirements, GI Bill Summary,