Surface Warfare Officers School Command
Commanding Officer's Welcome

Captain David A. Welch
Surface Warfare Officers School Command - the "Center of Excellence" for Surface Warfare - takes pride in being the focal point for training the officers who man and fight our ships. Our Navy is in the midst of a "training revolution" which makes this an even more exciting time to be at SWOS. We are working hard to make continuous improvement in the way we train warfighters and intelligently apply state of the art technology in classrooms and trainers. Despite the broad vista of horizons that technology is opening for us, our greatest asset remains the outstanding men and women who instruct and study here. These warriors who go down to the sea in ships to defend our nation, are the keepers of the essence of our great Navy and the maintainers of freedom throughout the world. These web pages have been established as a service to the Fleet. Our primary goal is to provide you access to top-flight lessons we know will benefit you in your shipboard work center training. The majority of our unclassified curriculum is available on our website. This will enable the Fleet to download lesson plans we teach, thus aiding in the conduct of training aboard. More categories will be added over time. Additionally, we have provided a variety of information regarding the command and the Surface Warfare community. We welcome your thoughts on how we might serve you. If you have recommendations, let us know. Again, welcome to SWOS!