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Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS)

 

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Department Head Class 247 graduated Thursday 12 July 2018 in a ceremony held in Mullen Auditorium. LCDR Burr served as the class advisor, and Mr. Callas, the Executive Director of SWOS, served as the guest speaker.

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The students of ADOC Class 033 practiced their shiphandling in the Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE).

COVE stations provide state of the art navigation and shiphandling training for all of our Surface Officer's. These trainer's can emulate every one of the U.S. Navy's homeports in addition to almost every routine port of call around the world.

Our COVE I stations are used primarily for our ADOCstudents. These stations consist of a virtual reality (VR) helmet that gives them a 360-degree view of their surroundings. Using a state of the art voice recognition system, students can give commands to the virtual helsman which are repeated back by the computer.

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SWOS welcomed students participating in the International Sea Cadets program and showed them around our many simulators and static displays.

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The SWOS staff participated in the 2018 Bristol Fourth of July Celebration by marching in one of the oldest parades in the nation.

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Sailors from N71 participated in a build for Habitat for Humanity. It was organized by OS2 Garcia, and participants included FCA1 Dempsey, FC1 Gibeau, FC1 Pelletier, OS1 Moseley, FCA1 Swartz, NC2 Beard, OS2 Garcia, OS2 Isaacs, and OS2 Ressel. It consisted of demolition and tear out work in preparation for renovation of the home. Thank you shipmates for supporting the community!

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N72 and SWOS said farewell to LCDR Josh Oakes, LT Carlos Maldonado, LT Dave Parkhurst, and LT Bob Burke this past Friday. Thank you Gentlemen for your service to SWOS!

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The students of SCC Class 292 graduated today after completing their rigorous course of instruction. The top graduates of the course were LCDR Brewer as the Top Snipe, LT Golden as Top Gunner, and LCDR Sandomir as the VADM John D. Bulkeley Distinguished Graduate.

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This morning CDR Roberts, N74 Director, recognized LCDR Johnson (transferring to Mayport, FL); LT Blackmore (transferring to attend Navy War College); and GSMC Harris (retiring) and presented them with Navy Commendation Medals. Congratulations shipmates and thank you for your service at SWOS.

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Today SWOS recognized Mr. Steven Drew. Steven has been employed by the Maher Center for 25 years, working at SWOS as a custodial worker for the last 9 years. Friday marked his last day at SWOS. We are sad to see him go and wish him the traditional Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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LCS OOD Class 105 Graduated this past Friday and took advantage of the great Newport weather for a brief outdoors ceremony. Congratualtions on completing your six week course of instruction.

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SWOS Norfolk successfully hosted their first SWOS Instructor Development Course (SIDC) from 11-15 June 2018. This mentoring and advanced instruction skills course builds on NETC basics and gives our instructors an edge as they enter the classroom. SIDC is a worthy investment in our new instructors and a command priority. Great Lakes will be the next site to begin this new step of instructor development and certification.

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This week we spotlight DC2 Mosteller.

DC2 Mosteller was born and raised in Amherst County, VA. He enlisted in Navy September 2010 as a Construction Mechanic to support his country and follow his father’s footsteps.
As a Construction Mechanic, his first duty station was Beach Masters Unit One, San Diego, CA where he completed multiple Western Pacific deployments as lead mechanic and Ramp Marshall. While deployed, he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal.

After BMU1, he transferred to EODSU1 where he was lead mechanic for CESE department. He also deployed with multiple EOD Platoons and earned the qualification of Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist.

In 2015, he converted to Damage Controlman and reported aboard the USS Somerset. While onboard, he was the Work Center Supervisor of ER04 and duty Fire Marshall for his section. During his tour, the ship passed all inspections including MOB-D, MOB-E, and MCI. He also served a critical role as a Crash and Salvage Team member during flight operations, and maintaining flight deck certifications.

In 2017, he reported to SWOS LS San Diego where he has qualified in the wet trainer, and took on the duties of the Respirator Program Manager, assistant HAZMAT program manager, and Supply Petty Officer.

When DC2 Mosteller is not teaching the fleet or tending to his duties, he loves spending time with his wife Martha and their two boys, Adriel and Benjamin, working on cars, hiking, camping, and completing off-duty education.

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The students of SURFNAV Class 047 graduated Friday, June 15th after completing their five week course of instruction. Honor graduate for the course was CDR Kent Smith who, in addition to his certificate, received a copy of Bowditch's American Practical Navigator courtesy of the DAV

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ETC (SW/EXW/IW/AW) Genaro Rodriquez retired Friday, June 15th, in a ceremony held in the Mullen Auditorium after 20 years of faithful and dedicated service. Fair winds and following seas Chief!

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Congratulations to all the graduates of Advanced Division Officer Course 18060 who graduated 15 June after completing a rigorous four week course of instruction.

The recipient of the ADOC Shiphandler Award was LTJG Bell who, in addition to his certificate, received a copy of Naval Shiphandler's Guide.

The Distinguished Graduates are those students who score a 94% or better on Rules of the Road, 90% or higher on all other exams, pass all shiphandling assessments on their 1st attempts, complete all assignments on time, and score an overall average of 95% or better. The recipients for Class 18540 were LTJG Humphryes, LTJG Valania, LTJG Heimer, LTJG Cornick, LTJG Hill, LTJG Robinson, LTJG Gwin, LTJG Pashman, LTJG Head, LTJG Viernes, and LTJG Pyanoe.

The overall Honor Graduate for ADOC is the student who meets all requirements of a Distinguished Graduate and scores the highest overall average. The Honor Graduate for class 18050 was LTJG Dawson. In addition to his certificate, LTJG Bromley was presented a copy of Last Stand of the Tin Can Soldiers.

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The students of LCS CST Class 18030 graduated June 8th upon completing their four weeks of instruction.

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SWOS Headquarters in Newport frocked their newest Senior Chiefs on June 8th.
- EMCS Dennis Christison
- ENCS Joel Heiser
- MMCS Danny Arno
- STGCS John Raduege

Congratulations also to
- DCCS Brian Ledgerwood ( SWOS Firefighting School, San Diego)
- GSCS Jennifer Ohiomoba ( SWOS Engineering Learning Site, Norfolk)
- EMCS Marlow Marcos ( SWOS Engineering Learning Site, Point Loma)
- HTCS Cody Terrill (SWOS Unit Great Lakes)

Congratulations to all of our newly selected and frocked Senior Chief Petty Officers across the SWOS Domain!

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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the honorable Richard V. Spencer, visited the Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) to get a first hand look at surface warfare training, June 12.

Check out the full story at: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=105981

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Commanding Officer of SWOS, CAPT Scott Robertson, and Command Master Chief, CMDCM Randy Bell, supported the opening ceremony of the 50th Rhode Island Special Olympics held at the University of Rhode Island.

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LTJG Spicer, current student in the LCS CST course, was promoted to the permanent rank of LT in a ceremony held Friday, June 1st, in the Bobbie Burke Lounge. LCDR Jason Nelson served as his promotion officer.

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In recognition for his hard work, determination, and dedication to SWOS, MM1 Kevin Satorius was awarded the Naval Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of second award) in a ceremony held this morning to mark his departure from the command. Fair winds and following seas shipmate.

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