About Us


Why do we exist

To increase the lethality and tactical proficiency of the Surface Force across all domains.



What we want to be

We aspire to be an elite organization that thoroughly understands our mission, its importance and impact, and is enthusiastic, innovative and always learning.



What we believe in
  • We are a TEAM!... All Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) have an important role and are valued equally.
  • Ship Crews and Warfare Commander Staffs are the "Center of the Universe"... We will do everything possible to give them the confidence & competence to fight and win.
  • Teamwork and effective communicationa are critical to success... We will adhere to these principles within Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) and amoungst all stakeholders we support or are supported by.


How are we going to align and synchronize our actions
  • Advanced Tactical Training
  • Doctrine and Tactical Guidance Development
  • Operational Support to Combatant Command (COCOMs), Numbered Fleet Commander (NFCs) and Commander, Task Force (CTFs)
  • Capability Assessments, Experimentation and Future Requirements

Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)
4170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, California 92136-5519

Integrated Air and Missile Defense Division (IAMD)
(540) 684-8259

Amphibious Warfare Division (AMW)
(757) 675-5030

Sea Combat Division (SCD)
(619) 556-4696

Mine Warfare Division (MIW)
(619) 524-0396
N1 / N4 (619) 767-6148
N3 /N7 (619) 767-6037
N5 (619) 767-6034
N6 (619) 767-6144
N8 / N9 (619) 556-3704
EA (619) 556-3069
PAO (619) 767-6099
To request a sponsor please contact smwdc_sponsor@navy.mil or call (619) 767-6108
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