Surface Warfare Officer School returns to basics and a deckplate ethos, with technologies to give the next generation of surface warriors the edge.
'What's the difference between a good naval officer and a great one? Answer: about six seconds," Admiral Arleigh A. Burke famously declared. The quintessential destroyerman, known for his aggressive, high-speed battle tactics, Burke believed that hesitation caused by a lack of confidence or preparation gives adversaries a dangerous advantage: they can order the disposition of their forces, fire their weapons, and gain the upper hand. Six seconds can be the critical margin between life and death, and victory or defeat.