Penn State NROTC’s SWO Club is designed for any Midshipmen hoping to commission as a Naval Surface Warfare Officer. Creating an environment conducive to group learning and discussion, the members involved are able to converse with peers with similar interests and career goals. At weekly meetings, the members watch presentations of topics important for new Ensigns to know when at their first ship. The goal is to provide critical background information of daily life as a SWO. The information is priceless, as it gives Midshipman a better idea of what to expect and prepare for as they step onto their first ship. By being a few steps ahead, they hope to avoid being the “That Ensign,” and succeed more quickly as a Division Officer.