SMWDC aboard USS Dewey
Lt. Cmdr. Matt Cox, warfare tactics instructor (WTI)
 

SAN DIEGO (September 24, 2015) Lt. Cmdr. Matt Cox, warfare tactics instructor (WTI) assigned to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, explains the process to become a WTI to junior officers aboard the USS Dewey (DDG 105). Akin to 'Top Gun' for naval aviators, SMWDC is increasing the tactical proficiency of the surface warfare community by plucking an elite cadre of surface warfare officers (SWO) to become specialized warfighters called WTIs. WTIs will be the subject matter experts in Amphibious Warfare, Anti-Submarine/Surface Warfare, or Integrated Air and Missile Defense for ships and training staffs (e.g., Afloat Training Group or Center for Surface Combat Systems). SMWDC was formally established June 2015 and is responsible for increasing the tactical readiness of individual surface warfare communities through the creation of warfare doctrine, underway assessment exercises and WTIs. U.S. Navy photo by SMWDC Public Affairs.

 

 

 

Junior officers aboard the USS Dewey (DDG 105)

SAN DIEGO (September 24, 2015) Junior officers aboard the USS Dewey (DDG 105) attend a presentation on the process to become a WTI; the brief was presented by WTIs of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC). Akin to 'Top Gun' for naval aviators, SMWDC is increasing the tactical proficiency of the surface warfare community by plucking an elite cadre of surface warfare officers (SWO) to become specialized warfighters called WTIs. WTIs will be the subject matter experts in Amphibious Warfare, Anti-Submarine/Surface Warfare, or Integrated Air and Missile Defense for ships and training staffs (e.g., Afloat Training Group or Center for Surface Combat Systems). SMWDC was formally established June 2015 and is responsible for increasing the tactical readiness of individual surface warfare communities through the creation of warfare doctrine, underway assessment exercises and WTIs. U.S. Navy photo by SMWDC Public Affairs.

Junior officers aboard the USS Dewey (DDG 105)

 
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