This page contains information applicable to Active Duty (1110) and Full-Time Support (1117) Surface Warfare Officers and Surface Warfare Officer trainees (1160)
OCS candidates should first contact their Command Career Counselor for information on commissioning programs.
Candidates that desire to apply for Surface Warfare Officer (Conventional), should read the Program Authorization for eligibility. A link to Program Authorizations is located at the bottom of this page.
Non-prior-service applicants must be commissioned before their 29th birthday with a minimum GPA of 2.8, and minimum OAR of 45. Previous active duty enlisted personnel, who possess particularly exceptional qualifications documented on their most recent competitive Eval/FITREP (Must promote or early promote and above reporting senior’s cumulative average), must be commissioned prior to their 35th birthday with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and minimum OAR of 40. No exceptions will be considered.
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.
Contact Navy Recruiting Command for all OCS application information and for specific OCS board dates:
Navy Recruiting Command
For NON-OCS information contact:
Assistant Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager, BUPERS-311
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,