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Inaugural Junior Officer of the Deck Course Lays Foundation for Junior Officers to Drive Ships, Lead Sailors
Rear Adm. Scott Rob
bertson, Commander of Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), speaks to the graduates of the inaugural class of the Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) course during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, July 17. The four-week course, a new addition to the revised Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) career path, includes training in a broad range of integrated bridge fundamentals to prepare junior officers to drive ships and lead Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Woody S. Paschall)

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