Internship program exposes naval academy midshipmen to NTWL

Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) comprises four test and evaluation squadrons and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), and each summer, selected midshipmen from the U. S. Naval Academy (USNA) have the opportunity to spend four weeks interacting with squadron personnel.

Temporary assignment to the test wing offers midshipmen the opportunity to see, firsthand, almost every platform flown by the Navy and Marine Corps.

According to the Wing’s official summary statement on the internship program, while with NTWL, candidates are assigned directly to a squadron assisting in operations and maintenance activities, which provides exposure to these critical functions, and constructive on-the-job training for the future junior officers. Interaction with flight test teams affords the midshipmen the opportunity to observe test and evaluation through all phases of the process.

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