Surface Warfare Officer, Navy, Carved wood working, Navy Chief, Navy Carvings, Navy Gifts, Decor, US Navy, SWO, Chief, Wall decor, office,


This is a SWO 3D Wood is roughly 23x6.

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This is a made to order item which will take 7-14 days to create and ship to you. If you would like a certain wood or look please let us know, we will do our best to help you make your item perfect.

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What is a Surface Warfare Officer?
The Surface Warfare Officer Insignia is the first milestone qualification an eligible commissioned officer may receive in surface warfare. This device is commonly called the "SWO Pin" in the U.S. Navy since "badge" is more of a European rather than American term for metal military insignia[citation needed], and, jokingly, "water wings." Those receiving the Surface Warfare Officer Pin must qualify as an unrestricted line Surface Warfare Officer and must hold certifications as Officer of the Deck (both underway and inport), Small Boat Officer, Combat Information Center Watch Officer, and must be trained in shipboard engineering, damage control and quality maintenance (3M), and attend Surface Warfare Officers' School (SWOS) in Newport, Rhode Island. The Surface Warfare Officer Badge is typically a prerequisite for Tactical Action Officer (TAO) training and is the basis for screen for operational command of a warship and award of the Command-at-Sea Pin.

Junior officers, typically ensigns, assigned to the Surface Warfare community are known as “unqualified” or "non-quals" until they receive qualification as a Surface Warfare Officer and receive the Surface Warfare Officer Badge. Such junior officers are granted 22 months to qualify Surface Warfare and may be transferred to a different branch of the Navy or separated from the Navy administratively if qualification is not obtained in the required amount of time. Such officers are known as “SWO non-attainees” with this designation entered into their permanent military records.

The Surface Warfare Officer Pin was designed to depict the traditional and typical elements of Naval service: waves breaking before the bow of a ship, overlaid on crossed swords, rendered in gold. The insignia recognizing Surface Warfare Officers was introduced in 1975.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

We love making custom wood items but it does take time to design, make any changes that are needed, making sure its perfect as can be and then make. Depending on if were making something from scratch or making changes to a current item will depend on how long it will take. If your item is from scratch, please give us roughly 2-4 months to make sure its perfect. Vinyl is not included in this timeline, that is less than a week for custom designs.

Sizing details

Each item has it's size listed, but we can make things bigger or smaller as needed. Need an item for a wreath or a custom shadow box, just shoot us a message. Send us what you need an an estimated size and we can work with you from there.

Max size for wood items: 4 feet x 8 feet (yep, that's correct)
Max size for vinyl items: 2 feet X 10 feet

Gift wrapping and packaging

We do gift wrap for FREE!!! Just let us know in the notes its a gift and ask for wrapping. Some customers prefer to see it first before they give it as a gift, where some are not able to be with their loved one for the holiday and wants to make sure its wrapped. We can wrap it and even add a small TA Wood and Vinyl card so you gift is perfect.

Custom Vinyl or Wood

Yes, please let us know what you need. We will give you a cost estimate before we start the design process. We will create a listing for you to purchase and we will start working with you on your design. If for some crazy reason were not able to get the design correct, we will refund your money. We're no longer able to start working on your item with out payment or a deposit. The deposit is non-refundable if you decide you do not want the item after all and we have started making your custom design.

Do you ship to Guam, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico?

Yes, We charge you what were charged. We do not price gouge, we have lived in these locations and understand that many companies act like you live in another world. We're not like that, we will ship to you. No problems.

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