Commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfare Development Center (SMWDC) About Us


Why 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) personnel 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 communication are critical to success... We will adhere to these principles within Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) and amongst all stakeholders we support or are supported by.


How we will 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) 653-9910

Amphibious Warfare Division (AMW)
(757) 462-1375

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

Mine Warfare Division (MIW)
(619) 524-5225
Personnel and Administration (619) 556-3614
Intelligence, Networks, Communications, & Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (619) 767-6145
Operations & Training (619) 556-3961
Doctrine & TTP Development (619) 767-6038
Requirements, Analysis, & Experimentation (619) 556-3704
Front Office (619) 767-6040
Public Affairs (619) 767-6099
To request a sponsor please contact or call (619) 556-3614
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