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“Tactical Excellence by Design”
Mission: Increase the tactical proficiency and lethality of the Surface Force across all domains.
  • Advanced Tactical Training
  • WTI Production
  • Doctrine and Tactical Guidance Development
  • Operational Support to Naval Component Commanders, Numbered Fleet Commanders, and Combatant Commanders
  • Capability Assessments, Experimentation, and Requirements Support
  • We Build Lethality: Through the development of the Surface Warfare Combat Training Continuum (SWCTC) we will improve individual tactical competency to drive Surface Force warfighting excellence.
  • We Generate Combat Readiness: Through Unit Level Advanced Tactical Training we will prepare the Surface Force to conduct high-end combat operations against near peer adversaries. Additionally, we will provide direct reach-back and fly-away support, as requested, to operational commanders.
  • We Foster Tactical Innovation: Through creative, critical, and bold thinking, we will develop the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP) and recommend material solutions to overcome the toughest challenges.
Our Guiding Principles:
  • Ownership of all we touch.
  • Success = Knowledge + Experience + Aptitude (we influence each element!)
  • Leadership is the foundation of combat readiness.
  • The best team wins!
  • Be biased toward action.
  • Treat each other with trust, respect, and military courtesy.
  • What I expect: Humility! Hard Work! High Standards! Have Fun!
“There is no time in battle to give orders; everyone must know what to do before they go into battle.”
– Admiral Arleigh Burke


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Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC)

4170 Norman Scott Road, Suite 4
San Diego, CA 92136-5519
UIC: 4005Y

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