Surface Warfare Club
The Surface Warfare Club continues to provide insight to aspiring Surface Warfare Officers on what to expect when entering the fleet. Not only does it reinforce those wanting to be a part of the Surface Navy, but it also gives exposure to those who are still undecided on their preferred community. The SWO Club looks to provide opportunities for members of the battalion to tour all types of ships, meet enlisted and officer personnel in the fleet, and have questions answered by battalion staff in the surface community. Several events are held each semester letting midshipman have multiple chances to explore the community thoroughly. This spring our club hosted several events including:
USS Sterett Tour - Members had the opportunity to tour a destroyer and see the job expectations of a junior officer (JO) aboard the ship
USS Theodore Roosevelt Tour - Combined with the Aviation Club, our battalion had the incredible opportunity to tour the recently rotated aircraft carrier. We were able to learn about the history of the carrier itself, see multiple areas of the ship, and interact with enlisted and officers throughout the tour.
SWO Q&A Dinner - Allowed our battalion staff to meet with midshipman to answer questions, give advice, and share stories of being in the fleet.
We are very fortunate to attend college in an area that boasts plenty of opportunities for SWO Club events, and we look forward to continuing to provide these opportunities for aspiring midshipmen next semester.
Midshipman Cameron Castellano
Surface Warfare Club President, Spring 2016