Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET)
The Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET) is responsible to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for the education and training of Navy and Marine Corps personnel, both officers and enlisted. CNET oversees a network of training and education programs and activities that extend from coast to coast and to ships at sea.
One of the largest shore commands in the Navy, CNET is comprised of over 22,000 military and civilian staff personnel at more than 167 subordinate activities and detachments coast to coast, Hawaii, and Japan. CNET has a daily average of nearly 48,000 officer, enlisted, and civilian government employee students training in more than 3,600 different courses.
The Chief of Naval Education and Training oversees 57 Naval ROTC commands at colleges and universities throughout the United States, five department of naval sciences, and 490 Naval Junior ROTC units at civilian high schools in 43 states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Italy, and Japan.
Recognized as an essential part of Navy readiness, CNET's training responsibility includes recruit training, specialized skills training, precommissioning training for officers, warfare specialty training, and fleet individual and team training. CNET is also involved in the education and training of students of many foreign nations, ranging from enlisted skills training to officer flight training. The headquarters of CNET is located on board Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. Training is conducted throughout the following organizations:
Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, is responsible for training aviators, flight officers and enlisted aircrew at five naval air stations in Mississippi, Texas, and Florida. CNATRA is comprised of five training air wings and 16 squadrons, which logged 422,539 flying hours in FY 00. Naval Aviation Schools Command, the Blue Angels, and the National Museum of Naval Aviation also report to CNATRA.
Naval Training Center (NTC), Great Lakes, Illinois, is home to the only Recruit Training Command (RTC) for the Navy, the Service School Command (SSC), the Navy Public Works Center, and more than 40 other tenant commands and support groups. During FY 00, NTC had a student input of 89,489, with 80,451 graduates and an average on board of 15,840 students daily. One hundred "A" and "C" School courses (including "G" courses) were offered.
Other commands and activities include: Fleet Training Centers; Naval Education and Training Center; Surface Warfare Officers School; Command Leadership School; Senior Enlisted Academy; Naval Construction Training Centers; Naval Air Technical Training Center; Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, Naval Technical Training Centers; Naval Air Maintenance Training Groups; Naval Occupational Safety and Health, and Environmental Training Center; Naval Nuclear Power Training Command; Mine Warfare Training Center; TRIDENT Training Facilities; Engineering Duty Officer School; Naval Civil Engineering Corps Officers School; Naval Submarine School; Navy Supply Corps School; Officer Candidate School; Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School; Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (international education and training); Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center; School of Music; three naval hospitals and 10 medical clinics; two naval dental centers, and two dental clinics.
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