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Naval Surface and Mine
Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)
UIC: 4005Y
4170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, California 92136-5519

Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
UIC: 57091
Mailing Address:
Surface Warfare Technical Division (SWTD)
5280 4th Street Suite 162
Dahlgren, VA 22448-5300
(540) 653-9964
SDO: (540) 684-8259
Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
UIC: 53202
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Atlantic (FT-L)
2200 Amphibious Drive Bldg. 112
Virginia Beach, VA 23459-289
(757) 462-1484
Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
UIC: 53203
Mailing Address:
Surface Advanced Warfighting School (SAWS)
4170 Norman Scott Road Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136
(619) 767-6026

Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
UIC: 38301
Mailing Address:
Mine Countermeasure Technical Division (MCMTD)
3244 Echo Lane Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92147-5119
(619) 524-0448

Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
UIC: 4005Y
Mailing Address:
Fleet Training Pacific (FT-P)
170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136-5519
(619) 767-6037

Personnel and Administration
(619) 767-6824 extension 19569

Intelligence and Cryptology
(619) 767-6144

Networks, Communications, & Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations
(619) 767-6045

Front Office
(619) 767-6040

Public Affairs - email
(619) 767-6099

(619) 309-7897

To request a sponsor please contact or call (619) 767-6047

Congratulations on your new assignment to Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC). I am super excited to have you become a member of our team! We are all ahead flank on our mission to enhance the tactical proficiency and lethality of the Surface Force across all domains. Your expertise and dedication will play a vital role in achieving our objectives and driving Surface Force warfighting excellence.

Our mission encompasses multiple lines of effort, including Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Production, Advanced Tactical Training, Doctrine and Tactical Guidance Development, Operational Support to Naval Component Commanders, Numbered Fleet Commanders, and Combatant Commanders, as well as Capability Assessments, Experimentation, and Requirements Support. Each aspect contributes to our overarching goal of ensuring the readiness and effectiveness of our naval forces.

At SMWDC, our vision is clear: to build lethality, generate combat readiness, and foster tactical innovation. We aim to elevate individual and unit proficiency, preparing our Surface Force for high-end combat operations against our adversaries. We are committed to promoting creativity, critical thinking, and bold innovation to develop the tactics, techniques, and procedures necessary to overcome the toughest challenges.

Guided by our principles, we strive for excellence in all that we do. Whether it is enhancing fleet capabilities, taking ownership of our responsibilities, or fostering a culture of trust, respect, and professionalism. We embody the values of leadership, agility, and continuous improvement and approach challenges with a can-do attitude, emphasizing humility, hard work, and high standards, all while ensuring a supportive and enjoyable work environment (i.e. have some fun)!

As you integrate into our team, I encourage you to embrace our guiding principles and contribute your unique talents and perspectives. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence in service to our nation.

Once again, welcome aboard to SMWDC! We look forward to your contributions and the journey ahead.


                 D. W. MARKS
              RDML USN 
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