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Inaugural Junior Officer of the Deck Course Lays Foundation for Junior Officers to Drive Ships, Lead Sailors
Ensigns Jeffrey Won
ng, Micheal Marner, Jesse Himes, and David Garza stand watch aboard a simulated bridge during the inaugural Junior Officer of the Deck (JOOD) course at Naval Base San Diego. 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. With this course, newly commissioned ensigns now attend both the Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC) and JOOD to prepare them to drive ships and lead Sailors. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Woody S. Paschall)

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