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SWO Career Paths

#1
I've been reading about the different career paths available to SWOs and I'm still trying to fully understand them. So if anyone has an insight or experience with these, I would appreciate any insight.

Traditional:
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Accelerated Warfighter:
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Enhanced Readiness:
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Accelerated Skillset:
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#5
No personal experience, but PERS-41's website will have some more materials on the program. Their facebook also puts out updates to policies in a timely manner.
 
#7
You dont have to worry about all of this, you will be going to your first ship as a SWO and then being briefed on your options, none of these will be an option until you are well into your first tour.
 
#8
You dont have to worry about all of this, you will be going to your first ship as a SWO and then being briefed on your options, none of these will be an option until you are well into your first tour.
Thanks. I was imagining that this was all going to be a whirlwind experience with a ton of information thrown at me and decisions that affect myself and my family needed to be made immediately.

Why are you studying SWO career paths instead of studying rates and knowledge for OCS?

Here's a good start, much of it will be confusing, but you'll get briefed and learn more at OCS and of course when you get to your first ship.

http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/Detailing/surfacewarfare/Pages/default.aspx

Concur with Bergers, PERS-41 and Surface Warriors FB pages are other good resources.

To my own detriment, I suppose, I want to know all of the ins and outs in preparation for things that may affect my spouse's life. He's already putting his career on hold for me to do this, so any decision I make regarding where the Navy takes us, I want to make sure that it's good for him too.
 

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#10
I've been reading about the different career paths available to SWOs and I'm still trying to fully understand them. So if anyone has an insight or experience with these, I would appreciate any insight.

**PRETTY POWERPOINT SLIDES**
Be aware that these are newish programs and they are still working out the kinks, especially with how they will manage the WTIs and re-integrate those who do the career intermission or private industry gig. Honestly, any of these programs are highly competitive and your chances for selection are driven by timing (you'll soon learn how important this is), Needs of the Navy, and your performance. Your performance is usually measured in soft breakouts (as an ensign and JG) and how quickly you achieve your SWO pin and advanced quals (EOOW, TAO, etc.).

If I was you, I would learn as much as I can about different ship classes and types and training to brush up on general Navy knowledge. The pretty powerpoints that PERS-41 has put out are subject to change and when the time comes, your detailer and CO/XO will have the gouge on what's available to you. Furthermore, once you're in the Fleet, you'll have the opportunity to talk to PERS-41 actual when he does his waterfront visits (usually about once or twice a year).
 
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