SMWDC Deputy Speaks at BDOC San Diego
Capt Barnes
 
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO – Capt. Chris Barnes, deputy commander of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SWMDC), speaks to junior surface warfare officers (SWO) at the Basic Division Officer Course in San Diego. Barnes focused on leadership, tactics and various profession career paths for young SWOs – such as the Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) program. Akin to Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOP GUN) for the Navy’s best aviators, SMWDC is charged with increasing the tactical proficiency of the Surface Fleet by selecting an elite cadre of SWOs to become WTIs – the tactical best of the best. WTIs come from three Surface Warfare communities: integrated air and missile defense, amphibious warfare, or anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare. U.S. Navy photo by SMWDC Public Affairs.

Junior surface warfare officers
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO - Junior surface warfare officers (SWO) at the Basic Division Officer Course listen to mentorship remarks by Capt. Chris Barnes, deputy commander of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SWMDC), in San Diego. Barnes, a SWO of 27 years, focused on leadership, tactics and new professional opportunities for young SWOs, such as the Warfare Tactics Instructor program (WTI). Akin to Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOP GUN) for the Navy’s best aviators, SMWDC is charged with increasing the tactical proficiency of the Surface Fleet by selecting an elite cadre of SWOs to become WTIs – the tactical best of the best. WTIs come from three Surface Warfare communities: integrated air and missile defense, amphibious warfare, or anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare. U.S. Navy photo by SMWDC Public Affairs.

 
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