Unrestricted Line Officer who is in training for Surface Warfare qualification. An officer of the Regular Navy whose permanent status is Ensign or above.
Newly commissioned Surface Warfare Officers will be assigned to a surface ship, leading a team of Sailors responsible for a component of the ship, anything from electronics to weapons to engineering systems. In this setting, Officers are working toward full Surface Warfare qualification. This assignment alternates between deployments, patrols, days in port, maintenance, local operations and leave ashore.