• Every wardroom has its cliques, usually by department.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix it up and sit at another department table.  Be polite and ask, “May I join you?”
  • You can learn a lot about what’s going on in the ship, get the word on upcoming briefs, meetings or evolutions that you should be a part of.  It’s also a good way to build mutual trust and friendships with your shipmates, beyond your department.
  • Eat some meals in the “Dirty Shirt Wardroom” if you are on a carrier.  It’s less formal, and interacting with others there, you can broaden your Navy knowledge.