Surface Navy Association (SNA) West Coast Symposium
RADM Wade
 

160811-N-TP834-058 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 11, 2016) Rear Adm. John Wade, the new commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), speaks to surface warfare officers (SWO) during the Surface Navy Association (SNA) West Coast Symposium at Naval Base San Diego. Wade emphasized the mission of SMWDC and its focus on creating warfare tactics instructors. SMWDC is responsible for increasing the tactical proficiency of the Navy’s Surface warfare community through the creation of warfare doctrine, underway advanced-training exercises and warfare tactics instructors. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

 

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160811-N-TP834-055 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 11, 2016) Warfare tactics instructors, (left to right) Lt. Srdan Samardzic, Lt. Emma Mattson, Lt. Aaron Jochimsen and Lt. Cmdr. Katie Whitman, attend a brief at the Surface Navy Association West Coast Symposium at Naval Base San Diego. Akin to Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) for the Navy's best aviators, the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center is charged with increasing the tactical proficiency of the surface fleet by selecting an elite cadre of surface warfare officers to become warfare tactics instructors -- the tactical best of the best. WTIs come from three communities: integrated air and missile defense, amphibious warfare, and anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)
 
 

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160811-N-TP834-041 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 11, 2016) Lt. Aaron Jochimsen, warfare tactics instructor, at Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) speaks to surface warfare officers (SWO) during the Surface Navy Association (SNA) West Coast Symposium at Naval Base San Diego. Led by Rear Adm. John Wade, SMWDC is responsible for increasing the tactical proficiency of the Navy’s surface warfare community through the creation of warfare doctrine, underway advanced-training exercises and warfare tactics instructors. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./Released)

 

 
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