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Surface Warfare Officers School reviews OOD competency

28 February 2018

The Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) is reviewing how it trains US Navy (USN) officers and collecting information on their navigation, seamanship, and shiphandling skill sets through the officer of the deck (OOD) competency checks, said Captain Scott Robertson, commanding officer for the SWOS Command.

US Naval Surface Force and US Pacific Fleet partnered earlier this year with the SWOS and Navigation, Seamanship, and Ship Handling Training (NSST) in San Diego, California, to carry out the first set of OOD checks, Capt Robertson said in a blog on 14 February, titled ‘OOD Competency Checks: Obtaining a Fix on Fleet Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling’.

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