June 22, 2021

Navy's Century-Old SWO Career Path Needs Big Changes, Government Watchdog Says

Source: Military.com

Journalist: Konstantin Toropin

The federal government's watchdog agency is recommending that the Navy make significant changes to the Surface Warfare Officer, or SWO, career path.

The Government Accountability Office, or GAO, report, released last week, was commissioned following two at-sea collisions involving Navy ships in 2017 that resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. Both incidents were blamed in part on failures by SWO watchstanders.

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