Can someone tell me the timelines of NWO training after BMOQ that is accurate to date?
From the latest Naval Fleet School (Pacific) Joining Instructions:
NWO II course:
is an eight-week course designed to introduce trainees to life in the Navy. It consist of four weeks of classroom instruction including an introduction to navigation, collision regulations, tides and currents, and three weeks of practical training including sea survival, seamanship, damage control and a one-week afloat phase.
NWO III course:
is a 17 week course designed to teach the core skills required as an Officer of the Watch (OOW) onboard HMC Ships. The academic portion of the course consists of eight weeks of classroom instruction, which will cover OOW core skills, radar theory, ship handling, engineering, stability, collision regulations, relative velocity, tides and astronomy, radar navigation and meteorology. Four additional weeks are spent in the Navigation and Bridge Simulator (NABS); during the first two weeks you will develop your OOW core skills such as fixing, contact avoidance, block reporting and bridge routine. The following two weeks you will spend learning how to conduct manoeuvres as an OOW and as a member of a bridge team. Four weeks will be spent at sea on an ORCA Class vessel. The first two weeks you will gain practical experience in basic OOW duties during coastal navigation. The final two weeks will be for the OOW manoeuvres assessment phase.
NWO IV course:
is a 19 week course consisting of eight weeks of classroom instruction, covering Officer of the Watch (OOW) considerations during Replenishment at Sea (RAS), Towing, Shiphandling, Operating with Tugs, Damage Control (DC) Emergencies, Helicopter and Fixed Wing Operations and Employment, Force Protection, Mine Warfare (MW), Above Water Warfare (AAW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW), Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Command and Control in Deployed Operations, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Use of Force in a Naval Environment, The Combat Information Organization (CIO), and Command and Control systems.
Students are also introduced to pilotage navigation, a more detailed examination of collision regulations, and exposure to CAF administration including the divisional system, CFPAS, and administrative and disciplinary procedures. Three weeks are spent in the Navigation and Bridge Simulator (NABS) conducting pilotage navigation, and reviewing coastal watch procedures. Five weeks are spent at sea, two conducting developmental pilotage navigation and three conducting the Charge phase, replicating a Task Group Exercise (TGEX) with four PCTs. Finally, the students sit in front of a NWO IV oral board, comprised of a Lieutenant-Commander and a senior Lieutenant, where they are examined on all the material taught throughout their NWO program.