To provide Junior Officers (O-3 and below) destined for selected fleet, Carrier Strike Group, Expeditionary Strike Group and Destroyer Squadron staffs with current tactical knowledge and practical skills required to understand and execute Strike Group Current Operations in a maritime environment.
Emphasis / focus is on the interaction between the OTC / CWC and the subordinate Warfare Commanders / Coordinators from a Staff Tactical Watch Officer perspective. Watch standing basics such as information exchange, radio telephone communications, tactical decision aid employment, friendly force capabilities & limitations, C4I systems, ROE, Automatic Identification System, and Pre-Planned Response (PPR) execution are addressed Students will gain familiarity with basic Strike Group staff watch standing procedures and requirements including information exchange, OPORD, OPGEN, OPTASKs, PPRs, Daily Intentions Messages, Knowledge Management / Information Management via a training Collaboration at Sea (CAS) website, fleet chat policy, Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS) and radio telephone communications. Current Operations watch stander skills are emphasized via hands-on application of tabletop seminars, laboratory exercises, and synthetic war games in the Tactical Flag Command Center (TFCC ) / FLAG PLOT.
The STWO course is taught in conjunction with the Joint Maritime Tactics Course (J-2G-3009), which concentrates on the Combat Planning aspects of Navy Tactical Planning / Battle Rhythm. Students will participate with Senior Officers in tactical planning and execution phases via war games, tactical procedural skills required to plan, coordinate and execute combat operations in a multi-threat, Strike Group / force maritime warfare joint environment.
TACTRAGRULANT Courses (UIC:43577):
eNTRS is the preferred method for submitting a quota request. To request eNTRS access, please visit:
If eNTRS is not available to you or for more information, please contact TACTRAGRULANT CQC at DSN: 492-7821 COMM: (757) 492-7821 or visit:
When requesting a quota, utilize the CDP 818Z via eNTRS.
Additional information is required from STWO students when requesting a Quota. Please provide the following information in the remarks section of your reservation request:
- Gaining Command and Position
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