SMWDC Naval Base San Diego movie theater
Lt. Jochimsen, warfare tactics instructor (WTI)
 

​SAN DIEGO. Lt. Aaron Jochimsen, warfare tactics instructor (WTI) assigned to the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), gives a brief on the WTI program at the Naval Base San Diego movie theater. Jochimsen was one of the first to graduate from SMWDC’s intensive Anti-Submarine/Ant-Surface WTI course in San Diego. WTIs are a cadre of tactically-advanced junior surface warfare officers and limited duty officers, who are charged with increasing the tactical proficiency of the Surface Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by SMWDC Public Affairs/Released)

 

Junior surface warfare officers
SAN DIEGO. Junior surface warfare officers (SWO) attend a brief by the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), at the Naval Base San Diego movie theater. SMWDC teamed with the local Surface Navy Association (SNA) to introduce a new professional career path to San Diego SWOs called Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI). Akin to TOPGUN for the Navy’s elite aviators; WTIs are a cadre of tactically-advanced junior SWOs, who are charged with increasing the tactical proficiency of the Surface Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by SMWDC Public Affairs/Released)

 

Naval Base San Diego movie theaterSAN DIEGO. Lt. Kelli Orndorff, warfare tactics instructor (right) assigned to the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), speaks to junior officers about the warfare tactics instructor program at the Naval Base San Diego movie theater. Orndorff, was one of the first to graduate SMWDC’s intensive Anti-Submarine/Ant-Surface WTI course in San Diego. WTIs are a cadre of tactically-advanced junior surface warfare officers and limited duty officers, who are charged with increasing the tactical proficiency of the Surface Fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by SMWDC Public Affairs/Released)

 
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