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Student Information

Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOS or SWSCOLCOM) is located at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island.  Visit the Naval Station Newport website for information about the installation.


All newly reporting students, regardless of the course of instruction, are required to report in the seasonally appropriate Navy Working Uniform (NWU).
  • The summer season runs from the first Monday in May to the first Monday in October and the winter season runs from the first Monday in October to the first Monday in May.
  • The authorized uniform will be worn by all student personnel in SWSCOLCOM buildings during working hours (7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.). 
  • Appropriate civilian attire may be worn by personnel in SWSCOLCOM buildings after working hours and on weekends.
  • All students are required to bring the prescribed Navy Physical Training Uniform (PTU).
Those enrolled in courses longer than three weeks or those desiring formal quarterdeck photos, shall also bring the appropriate dress uniform (Summer White and/or Service Dress Blue).


Information Assurance (IA) awareness training is mandated for all users of Department of Defense (DOD) information systems. This requirement applies to Department of Navy (DON) personnel who have or will require access to DOD or DON computers. Information Assurance training must be taken annually, no later than September 1 each year, as a condition of being granted and retaining access to DOD and DON computer systems.
All newly arriving or transferring military and civilian personnel are require to submit OPNAV 5239-14, System Authorization Access Request-Navy (SAAR-N), to obtain DoN email accounts.


Personnel transferring from another command should also speak to their security manager to ensure that their clearance information is up-to-date in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS).


For students reporting to SWOS during the summer months, it is recommended to book lodging early through the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites – Naval Station Newport.
Newport and Middletown hotels charge various rates for rooms based on the day of the week. Usually Thursday through Sunday can range from $100 to $150 more than the rest of the week. You will NOT receive any more money for this time; it will be an out-of-pocket expense. Plan accordingly.



SWSCOLCOM _______ Training Dept
Class ___, Section ___ (if applicable)
446 Cushing Road
Newport, RI 02841-1209
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