On the night of 10 October the Surface Warfare Officer Club held their first meeting of the semester. With a great turnout of nearly thirty midshipmen, the club was ready to engage in some exciting SWO events and introductions. It was presided over by LT Tribou, the resident SWO Officer, and SWO Club President MIDN 2/c Josh Dalva. After some introductions and the customary pizza, the SWO club was ready to begin a semester full of interesting events. During this introductory club meeting, the focus was on getting the new 4/c midshipmen involved in and educated on the basics of the SWO community. The highlight of the meeting, besides new surface warfare news, were the presentations of cruise experiences done by 1/c and 2/c midshipmen who had recently returned from their surface summer cruises. Now that the SWO Club has finished their initial introductions to the club, as well as the community, there is room to begin having a whole host of interesting and fun events. During the remainder of the fall semester, SWO Club plans to take a trip to the USS Constitution for a specialized tour and question and answer session with the crew of the ship. Next semester, the club has aspirations to make a trip or two down to Newport Naval Base in order to make use of the SWOSS School’s interactive bridge trainers in order to provide a more hands-on approach to the SWO community. There are many interesting things coming up in the SWO Club during this semester and especially in the next. Those not particularly interested in the community are always welcome so they have the opportunity to see the light and realize the clear benefits of going SWO!
Written by: MIDN 3/c Garrett Knauss