SMWDC Mine Warfare Division
Tactical Excellence By Design

Serves as the Commander, Task Force/Group (CTF/CTG) level Theater Mine Warfare Commander (MIWC), providing operational engagement with the Numbered Fleet Commanders as the mine warfare (MIW) advisor to Joint/Combined Force Maritime Component Commanders with tactical control of assigned surface, air, or other MIW units.

Provides direct, reachback, and fly-away team support to MIW mission areas.

Serves as the Navy's only operational minefield planner.

Acts as the Mine Warfare Coordinating Authority for world-wide MIW Forces, including Mine Countermeasures Squadrons, Helicopter Mine Warfare Squadrons, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Groups, and the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center.

Develop, validate, standardize, publish, and revise doctrine and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for MIW forces.

Train Naval Staffs in responsibilities to conduct mine warfare missions; specifically : Theater and Strike Group Mine Warfare Commanders (MIWC) and Mine Countermeasures Commanders (MCMC); and recommend certification of these staffs to the Numbered Fleet Commanders as required."

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