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 (Conventional), should read the Program Authorization for eligibility at the link below:
Program Authorization 100
You must be commissioned before your 31st birthday, there are no exceptions to this policy. Waivers are absolutely NOT authorized for GPA (2.8 minimum) and/or OAR (45 minimum).
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. You must first submit your package, CNRC will then determine if an age waiver is required.
The age limit for SWO with an Information Warfare Community (INTEL, CW, IP, OCEANO) option is 35, no waiver required. You cannot decline the option at any time if accepted for this program. Contact the IWC Deputy Community Manager for further information at 901-874-3391 or DSN 882-3391.
OCS candidates should first contact their Command Career Counselor for information on commissioning programs.
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:
For other Surface Warfare information (non-OCS) Contact:
Assistant Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager, BUPERS-311
Email: Asst SWO Community Manager
Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager, BUPERS-311
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:
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,