Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Graduation
 

161104-N-MB306-161 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 4, 2016) 17 Warfare Tactic Instructor (WTI) graduates, showcase their WTI patches that they received upon graduating from the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center’s (SMWDC) anti-submarine/anti-surface WTI course, at Naval Base San Diego. 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 surface warfare officers to become WTIs – the tactical best of the best. WTIs come from three surface warfare disciplines: integrated air and missile defense, amphibious warfare, or anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare. WTI classes are held biannually – the next classes commence in January and July 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Bell/Released)




161104-N-MB306-019 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 4, 2016) Lt. Kevin Beasley shows the Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) patch he received upon graduating from the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center’s anti-submarine/ant-surface WTI course at Naval Base San Diego. Beasley was SMWDC’s 100th graduate. 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 surface warfare officers to become WTIs – the best of the best in tactics. WTIs come from three surface warfare communities: amphibious warfare, anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare or integrated air and missile defense. WTI classes are held biannually – the next classes commence in January and July 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Bell/Released)




161104-N-MB306-172 SAN DIEGO (Nov. 4, 2016) Lieutenants Elyse Mielnik, Beatriz Beach, Ashley Allison and Anya Kinoshita proudly show the patches they received upon graduating from the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center’s (SMWDC) Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) course at Naval Base San Diego. The tactical quartet was four of 17 graduates from SMWDC’s second anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare WTI course. With the graduation, SMWDC now has more than 100 WTIs in the fleet raising the tactical proficiency of the Navy across three surface warfare disciplines: integrated air and missile defense, amphibious warfare, and anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare. WTI classes are held biannually – the next classes commence in January and July 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Bell/Released)

 
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