Naval Education and Training Command
The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is an enterprise level shore command of the United States Navy that is responsible for training, education and professional development of the Navy's 400,000 active duty and reserve Sailors through accession, continuing education, and advancement training. The Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET), currently a 2-star Admiral, directs over 22,000 personnel and over 160 various activities tasked with the preponderance of training activities for USN and USMC officer and enlisted personnel. NETC itself is headquartered aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, with NETC N7 located onboard Naval Station Norfolk.
|Naval Education and Training Command|
Naval Education and Training Command seal
|Role||Training and education of naval forces|
|HQ||Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida|
|Motto(s)||Fleet Readiness starts here|
Chief of Naval Education and Training
|Executive Officer||Mr. Richard L. James, Senior Executive Service|
|Chief of Staff||Captain Mike Whitt|
|Force Master Chief||FORCM (AW/SW/FMF) Mamudu Cole|
The mission of NETC is "to educate and train those who serve, providing the tools and opportunities which enable life-long learning, professional and personal growth and development, ensuring fleet readiness and mission accomplishment; and to perform such other functions and tasks assigned by higher authority. Additionally, serve as sole claimant for individual training and education, and as the principal advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM) on training and education related matters.
Naval Service Training Command
Probably the most high profile of the four subordinate commands is that of Naval Service Training Command, based in Naval Station Great Lakes, in Great Lakes, Illinois is the one-star command that is responsible for the training of all new accessions into the United States Navy. He or she oversees the operation of Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, the Navy's only enlisted recruit training location, and is responsible for the operation of Officer Training Command at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, and the operation of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) at several schools across the country. The only accession route not commanded by NSTC is that of the United States Naval Academy, which is overseen by the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, who reports directly to the CNO.
NETC Learning Centers
After initial training, most personnel must continue on to an apprentice-level training before entering the fleet. For that, Navy NETC has created eleven "learning centers" that provide those initial and continuing training to the personnel across the service:
- Center for Surface Combat Systems, which is located on Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, trains combat systems personnel on the use and operation of Navy combat systems such as the Aegis Combat System.
- Center for Information Warfare Training leads, manages and delivers Navy and joint force training in Intelligence, information warfare, Cryptology and Information Technology.
- Center for Security Forces, headquartered at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story, is responsible for the promulgation of the Navy's Anti-terrorism, Expeditionary warfare and Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) training, as well as the initial training of the Navy's Master-at-arms rate
- Center for Explosive Ordnance Disposal & Diving, headquartered at Naval Support Activity Panama City, in Panama City, Florida is responsible for the training and education of Navy EOD Technicians and Navy Divers
- Naval Submarine Learning Center, located at Naval Submarine Base New London, in Groton, Connecticut is responsible for the development of training for both enlisted and officer undersea (submarine) personnel.
- Center for Service Support at Naval Station Newport is responsible for the training and education of the Navy's logistics, administration and media related officers and enlisted personnel
- Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, is headquartered on Naval Air Station Pensacola, and it trains and educates all enlisted aviation rated personnel, as well as Aviation Maintenance Officers.
- Center for Seabees and Facilities Engineering, headquartered on Naval Base Ventura County, in Port Hueneme, CA, is responsible for the training and development of enlisted constructionmen (commonly known as Seabees) and the Civil Engineer Corps.
- Surface Warfare Officers School, also located on Naval Station Newport provides education and training to surface warfare officers and enlisted engineers ratings.
- Engineering Officer Duty School, also located on NBVC provides training and professional development for Engineering duty officers
- Naval Chaplaincy School and Center, located at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center on Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC is responsible for the training of both United States Navy Chaplain Corps officers and enlisted Religious Program Specialists.
In addition, NETC operates Training Support Centers, that provide centralized student management and infrastructure support the individual learning centers and their subordinate sites, located in San Diego, Virginia Beach and Great Lakes, Illinois.
NETC Professional Development Center (NETPDC)
Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center, which is located on Saufley Field in Escambia County, Florida is the home of all of the Navy's enlisted professional development programs and products, which include the administering Voluntary Education (VOLED) programs, including the Navy College program, which allows enlisted servicemembers to obtain college credits for Naval Training, as well as administering the Tuition Assistance program that pays for 100% of a servicemembers college courses expense while the member is active duty.
In addition, NETPDC administers, develops and delivers the Navy-wide Advancement examination, and processes individuals for advancement, in conjunction with the Bureau of Naval Personnel.
Chief of Naval Education and Training
|United States Navy|
Chief of Naval Education and Training
|Constituting instrument||OPNAVINST.5450.336 (series)|
The Chief of Naval Education and Training is the individual responsible to the Chief of Naval Operations for the training and education of all enlisted and commissioned personnel of the United States Navy, and oversees the Naval Education and Training Command.
While not a member of the OPNAV staff, he is responsible to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) for the operation and management of the Navy Advancement Center, which uses bi-annual testing to advance enlisted members, and is "the principal advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM) on training and education related matters."
List of Chiefs of Naval Education and Training
|Period||Name||Date of Command|
|1.||1971–1974||VADM Malcom W. Cagle||July 1971|
|2.||1974–1978||VADM James B. Wilson||September 1974|
|3.||1978–1980||RADM Paul C. Gibbons, Jr.||November 1978|
|4.||1980–1983||RADM Kenneth L. Shugart||June 1980|
|5.||1983–1985||VADM James A Sagerholm||January 1983|
|6.||1985–1988||VADM Nils R. Thunman||November 1985|
|7.||1988–1991||RADM John S. Disher||October 1988|
|8.||1991–1992||VADM John H. Fetterman, Jr.||January 1991|
|9.||1992–1994||VADM Robert K. U. Kihune||August 1992|
|10.||1994–1996||VADM Timothy W. Wright||August 1994|
|11.||1996–1997||VADM Patricia A. Tracey||June 1996|
|12.||1997–2001||VADM John W. Craine, Jr.||December 1998|
|13.||2001–2004||VADM Alfred G. Harms, Jr.||May 2001|
|14.||2004–2007||VADM James K. Moran||November 2004|
|15.||2007–2009||RADM Gary R. Jones||January 2007|
|16.||2009–2012||RADM Joseph F. Kilkenny||August 2009|
|17.||2012–2014||RADM Donald P. Quinn||January 2012|
|18.||2014–2017||RADM Michael S. White||January 2014|
|19.||2017-||RADM Kyle J. Cozad||July 2017|
- Chief of Naval Operations (14 May 2012). "OPNAVINST 5450.336C, Mission, Functions, and Tasks of the Naval Education and Training Command" (PDF). Cite journal requires
- Chief of Naval Operations (1 February 2017). "Standard Navy Distribution List – Shore Chain of Command" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2017. Cite journal requires
- "Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Home Page". www.netc.navy.mil. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
- "Naval Education and Trainig Professional Development and Technology Center – Navy Advancement Center". www.netc.navy.mil. Retrieved 16 February 2017.