Surface Warfare Officers School Command
Commanding Officer's Welcome

Captain David A. Welch
Welcome to the Surface Warfare Officers School Command - a "Center of Excellence" for Surface Warfare – where we take pride in being the focal point for training the Officers and enlisted Sailors who man and fight our ships. Our Navy is in the midst of a "training revolution" which makes this an exciting time to be at SWOSCOLCOM. We work diligently to train warfighters and intelligently apply state of the art technology in classrooms and trainers. Despite the broad vista of technology open to us, our greatest assets remain the outstanding men and women who instruct and study here. We are warriors who go down to the sea in ships to defend our nation, and we 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, seeking to provide 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 SWOSCOLCOM!