Surface Warfare Week: Vital Education Tool for Our Nation’s Future Officers

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces There are many constants in the life of surface warfare officers: getting underway on a ship, making sure our Sailors and ships are ready to deploy, and every summer, hosting midshipmen from our nation’s universities. Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy and Reserve Officer Training …

Why I Love Being a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces Yesterday, midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy found out their service assignment in the U.S. Navy. For those midshipmen who will become surface warfare officers, as well as their comrades who received notification earlier in the academic semester at Naval Reserve Training Officer Corps units across …

Keeping Our Best

By Vice Adm. Tom Rowden Commander, Naval Surface Forces It takes top performing division officers to build top performing mid-grade and senior officers – especially those who will command at sea. But in today’s extremely competitive, globally connected world, organizations from all industries are fighting a “war for talent” as they strive to attract – …