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  The US Navy
CNO N6, Space Information Warfare, Command and Control Directorate
Commander, Amphibious Group ONE & Commander Task Force SEVEN SIX
Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT)
www.navy.mil /links/alpha.asp   (495 words)

  Surface Warfare Badge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Surface Warfare Badge is a military badge of the United States Navy which is issued to those Naval personnel who are trained and qualified to perform duties aboard United States surface warships.
The Surface Warfare Badge was first proposed in 1972 and, by 1980, several classes of the Surface Warfare Badge had been approved for issuance.
The Staff Surface Warfare Badges are most often granted to staff personnel permanently assigned to afloat naval commands, such as the medical department onboard an aircraft carrier.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surface_Warfare_Badge   (966 words)

 Surface warfare - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Naval warfare is divided into three operational areas: surface warfare, air warfare and submarine warfare.
Modern surface warfare dates from the mid 20th century, when surface, air, and submarine warfare components were blended together as a tactical unit to achieve strategic objectives.
In the second half of the 20th century, the importance of naval surface power was reduced as air and submarine warfare platforms demonstrated their capabilities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surface_warfare   (500 words)

 Globalization and Maritime Power   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surface warfare is the soul of the Navy.
For the surface warfare community, the end of the Cold War brought a period of reassessment that is still ongoing.
We say that surface warfare is the soul of the Navy because all operational concepts for naval forces—and to a great extent, land-based tactical air forces—have their historical origins in the individual ship-to-ship, fleet-versus-fleet, and fleet-versus-shore combat that constitutes traditional war at sea.
www.ndu.edu /inss/books/books_2002/Globalization_and_Maritime_Power_Dec_02/20_ch19.htm   (7508 words)

 Surface Warfare
Surface combatants can also be deployed without a carrier either independently or as part of a surface action group.
A surface action group generally consists of two or more surface combatants and deploys for unique operations, such as augmenting military coverage in world regions, providing humanitarian assistance, and conducting exercises with allied forces.
During the 1991 Persian Gulf War surface combatants were used to conduct several sea control and power projection missions, which included protecting maritime traffic, performing maritime intercept operations of contraband shipping to sever Iraqi trade, conducting deep-strike Tomahawk missile attacks against Iraq, and providing combat search and rescue operations in the region.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ship/surface.htm   (710 words)

 Surface Warfare - Navy Ships
Surface combatants were used to conduct several sea control and power projection missions, which included protecting maritime traffic, performing maritime intercept operations of contraband shipping to sever Iraqi trade, conducting deep-strike Tomahawk missile attacks against Iraq, and providing combat search and rescue operations in the region.
The Navy’s Surface Warfare Division’s August 1995 Surface Combatant Force Level Study concluded that 165 cruisers, destroyers, and frigates would be needed through 2010 to meet war-fighting requirements of two nearly simultaneous MRCs.
The subsequent 21st Century Surface Combatant Force Architecture Assessment, completed in February 1996 by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, suggested that the surface combatant force level from 2010 to 2030 could be even smaller than the 145-ship force recommended by the earlier study.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ship/surface.htm   (1861 words)

 Career Options
The Surface Warfare Community is composed of officers who are qualified in the surface warfare specialty, who man the surface ships of the Navy and whose goal is to command those ships.
The Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) must develop experience and in-depth knowledge in a specific line discipline (operations, combat systems or engineering) and learn the fundamentals of engineering, weapon systems, and operational tactics.
A SWO's knowledge of surface warfare must also include an understanding of the operations of the various ship types within the surface force including carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious, mine warfare and combat logistics force ships.
www.nd.edu /~nrotc/career.shtml   (668 words)

 Surface Warfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surface warfare officers serve in every type of surface ship in the Navy.
When you are selected for surface warfare, you have the opportunity to choose the type of ship and home port of your first duty assignment.
In addition, you are expected to work toward qualification as combat information center watch officer, officer of the deck and Navy surface warfare officer.
www.nadn.navy.mil /Admissions/surface.htm   (137 words)

 IIT NROTC - Surface Warfare - What will you do?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
These ships and their crews are commanded and managed by an elite group of ship drivers and ship fighters- the Navy's Surface Warfare officers.
Surface Warfare officers are involved in virtually every aspect of Navy missions.
Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Air Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Land Attack, Theatre Air Missile Defense, support for Marine Corps missions, communications, damage control, and shipboard management all rely on the knowledge and expertise of officers in the Surface Warfare community.
nrotc.iit.edu /b_car_surface.htm   (382 words)

 NU NROTC - Surface Warfare - Career Outlooks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surface Warfare officers are the leaders onboard the world's most powerful vessels, managing professional and highly trained Sailors in maintaining and operating ship's systems.
Training as a Surface Warfare officer directly translates to civilian careers in executive-level management as well as many technology and high-tech specialty systems.
As a Surface Warfare officer, managing and motivating personnel, assuming responsibility for multi-million dollar systems and equipment and gaining valuable insight from travelling the world will provide you with experience that is invaluable to explorers in the private sector.
www.northwestern.edu /nrotc/b_car_swo_career.htm   (241 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surface warfare is well represented in that group, and I'd like to ask those new flag officers with us here tonight to stand with your spouses and be recognized.
Again, this is surface warfare-- and it is not a dream--it is a 21st century reality.
The surface force will continue to be a vital component of our nation's strategy of engagement through forward presence for as far out as we can see.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/people/flags/johnson_j/speeches/sna0115.txt   (1874 words)

 Cushing crewmembers work toward surface warfare pins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For many, that labor was rewarded with the attainment of either the enlisted surface warfare specialist qualification, or the surface warfare officer qualification.
Each of these warfare qualifications can only be achieved when a person demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the surface warfare mission in general and the ship's mission and capabilities in particular.
The surface warfare qualification programs are important from a combat readiness standpoint, because it allows Sailors and officers to see beyond the narrow frame their jobs sometimes require.
www.c7f.navy.mil /news2/7frel454.html   (443 words)

 Navy League of the United States - Citizens in Support of the Sea Services
Half a year earlier, the Navy's surface warfare community had articulated its own vision and ideas about future programs, largely in response to dynamics well beyond its control that had by then required a radical restructuring of virtually all Navy plans and programs.
Force structure and force mix requirements are two Surface Warfare concerns that have been reassessed several times since the mid-1990s, with the conclusions ranging from 138 surface warships to as many as 194, depending on the initial assumptions postulated.
Surface Warfare's future family of ships, in combination with upgrades to the existing Aegis cruisers and destroyers, is thus seen as a key "enabler" for meeting future mission needs for Sea Strike, Sea Shield, and Sea Basing.
www.navyleague.org /sea_power/sep_02_31.php   (3038 words)

 UNM Naval ROTC Surface Warfare Officer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
urface Warfare is the backbone of the U.S. Navy.
Surface warships provide a visible global presence which enables the United States to project power in support of its national interests.
he Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) in the Navy is one of the most challenging career choices you will ever make.
www.unm.edu /~nrotc/surface.htm   (246 words)

 Business Wire: Naval Surface Warfare Center Chooses Livelink t... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Now, with the deployment of their Livelink-based global extranet, the Naval Surface Warfare Center has empowered its employees to collaborate with government partners and contractors in a fast and efficient Web-based environment.
The Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (PHD NSWC), is the Navy's premier in-service engineering and logistics center.
Their mission is to provide test and evaluation, in-service engineering, and integrated logistics support for surface warfare combat systems and subsystems, unique equipments, and related expendable ordnance of the Navy Surface Fleet.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:53974876&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (855 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surface Warfare Officers (SWO's) are the men and women who, as junior officers only a year out of college, lead the sailors within the many specialized divisions of a ship's crew.
Surface Warfare officers are assigned 45 months of initial sea duty to an afloat command split into a 27 month and an 18 month tour.
During their senior year of college, candidates for Surface Warfare Nuclear Propulsion Training must first go to Washington, D.C. and be personally interviewed by Admiral Bowman, the Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion.
www.famunrotc.com /GeneralInfo/Career/swo.htm   (1051 words)

 Surface Warfare Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surface warriors, families and friends gathered Saturday, May 14, at the 2005 Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Surface Warrior Ball.
Clark praised the surface warriors and thanked them for their willingness to embrace and lead change.
Clark went on to describe how the bold new capabilities slated for the future surface Navy in DD(X), and pointed to the upcoming keel laying for the first Littoral Combatant Ship, LCS 1, in early June.
www.navsea.navy.mil /swmagazine/summarytmp.aspx?iDataPrimeID=1730&showmore=true   (424 words)

 The Hindu : Navy and sub-surface warfare
But both the surface vessel as well as aircraft are relatively easier to detect and neutralise.
It will be highly risky to repeat such a performance by using surface vessels because today's surface fleet can be easily detected by maritime patrol aircraft and neutralised by anti-ship missiles launched by aircraft, surface vessels and submarines.
But these large surface vessels also offer themselves as prime targets to hostile submarines armed with SLCMs since the range of ASW weapons on these ships is less than the range of SLCM.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/12/05/stories/13050921.htm   (1557 words)

 Jeff Edwards: The Invisible Fleet - Page 1
In a plot that could easily be ripped from today's headlines, TORPEDO combines an accident at a nuclear power plant, an illegal arms deal, and a biological warfare attack, to ignite a crisis that could draw Western Europe, the Middle East, and the United States into all-out war.
Nobody wrote books about the heroism of surface Sailors when USS Princeton was crippled by mines in the Persian Gulf, or when suicide bombers killed 17 Sailors aboard USS Cole.
The average surface Sailor is a technician, a tactician, a mechanic, and a firefighter.
www.military.com /Opinions/0,14790,Edwards_033105-P1,00.html   (829 words)

 Surface Warfare On Wings
With some adaptations of off-the-shelf technology, the PHM platform could perform the total surface warfare mission and bring speed and firepower to a deployed battlegroup.
Conclusion SURFACE WARFARE ON WINGS With peace breaking out all around us, many believe that the war machines of the military are no longer needed.
The 76mm (Mk75) gun weighs 7.5 tons and is one piece of equipment that both the PHM squadron and Boeing personnel have mentioned removing in favor of a 40mm or lesser caliber weapon.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/1990/MBT.htm   (4766 words)

 Surface warfare steams at full speed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Surface warfare officers will serve aboard ships, making port stops throughout the world.
These were the sentiments of Lt. Brett Oster, the officer in charge of the Surface Warfare Officer Career Information Program.
In addition to the surface warfare officers stationed at the academy, visiting officers from all the fleet concentration areas will take part in the forum.
www.dcmilitary.com /navy/trident/8_31/features/25034-1.html   (551 words)

 NPL Site Narrative for Naval Surface Warfare - Dahlgren, NPL, Superfund, US EPA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Conditions at Proposal (February 7, 1992): The Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren (NSWC) covers 4,000 acres in Dahlgren in King George County, Virginia, 40 miles south of Washington, DC, on the west bank of the Potomac River.
Established in 1918, NSWC serves as the principal Navy research, development, testing, and evaluation facility for surface ship weaponry, naval mines, strategic systems, and warfare analysis.
Surface water runoff from the rinse area drains into the Potomac River.
www.epa.gov /superfund/sites/npl/nar1326.htm   (537 words)

 USS Cleveland raises surface warfare excellence pennant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Created only a year ago, the Gold Pennant recognizes those ships whose officers have qualified as unrestricted line surface warfare officer, surface warfare supply corps officer or surface warfare medical/dental corps cfficer.
Eligibility for the pennant requires all officers who have been on board for 18 months to be qualified as a surface warfare officer in their respective area.
Supply, medical and dental corps officers are equally tested as they strive to fulfill requirements for knowledge outside their area of expertise.
www.c7f.navy.mil /news/2001/09/02.htm   (202 words)

 Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist badge - Topic Powered by Groupee Community
Looked to us like the surface community was just trying to make up something to put on their uniform.
My husband was in the surface community for 6 years where he got his SW/AW that's what he did in his spare time while DEPLOYED to the Middle East on two different occasions.
I know people who received their (SW) qual at warfare pin mills, and others who had got their pins on TAD trips before that process was eliminated and they are proud of that fact.
forums.military.com /eve/ubb.x/a/tpc/f/1561983461/m/620105782/r/25700425713   (2458 words)

 Surface Navy Association
Surface Navy Association Photography Award, co sponsored by Surface Warfare Magazine, is presented to the person judged to have taken the best still photograph of any subject directly related to Surface Warfare.
The "Old Tar" Award is presented to the active duty Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist with the earliest date of qualification as an ESWS.
The Surface Warfare Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made an exceptionally significant contribution to the Continental Navy, U.S. Surface Navy, or to Surface Navy Warfare, whether as a member of the armed services or as a civilian.
www.navysna.org /awards   (797 words)

 SECNAV Inspects Mine Warfare’s Future at Naval Surface Warfare Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Secretary visited the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Naval Support Activity Panama City, Fla., for overviews on current and future mine warfare systems and tactics.
Warfare Center representatives and defense contractors from various sites throughout the nation gathered in the center’s Air Operations hangar around a myriad of static hardware displays, and explained to the Secretary how each was evolving to provide next generation MCM capability.
Much of the systems hardware and cutting-edge technologies presented were those depicting that the Navy is in the process of achieving its future objective.
www.news.navy.mil /search/display.asp?story_id=15882&page=2   (441 words)

 U.S. Navy - Surface Warfare Directorate - N76   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Block 1B surface mode upgrade includes the addition of a thermal imager, an automatic acquisition video tracker and a stabilization system for the tracker to provide threat detection both day and night.
As part of the advanced forces, surface ships will employ off-board systems to meet the demand for mine reconnaissance of anticipated operating areas.
To overcome access denial threats in the littoral, the Navy needs an improved mine warfare capability; an effective counter to small, fast highly armed boats; and a better capability against quiet diesel submarines as soon as possible.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/cno/n76/n76future2.html   (1580 words)

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