Accession Number : AD1052919


Title :   Surface Warfare Officers Initial Training For Future Success


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA MONTEREY United States


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Arron J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1052919.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2018


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : .The training of any Surface Warfare Officer begins at the Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC). This training is meant to lay the foundation for an officers first tour and build the core competencies for their careers. Recent incidents in U.S. 7th Fleet, which took the lives of 17 sailors, caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to multiple warships, and reduced our Navys ability to complete missions, has called this training into question. In this study, we reviewed the effectiveness of BDOC by interviewing BDOC staff and former BDOC students. We identify problems with the Naval Education and Training Command End-to-End Process used for updating and creating learning modules and Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS) staffing as well as weaknesses in the methodologies used for training. We conclude that the Basic Division Officers Course, and SWOS as a whole, could greatly increase the effectiveness of their training by improving the efficiency of the End-to-End Process, adding an on-site instructional system design team at SWOS, properly staffing each of the Basic Division Officer Course sites, and focusing less on PowerPoint slides and more on situational and interactive learning methods


Descriptors :   SURFACE WARFARE , NAVAL VESSELS (COMBATANT) , NAVAL OPERATIONS , NAVAL VESSELS , NAVAL TRAINING , military TRAINING , ACCIDENTS


Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE