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Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific
Engineering Training Department

The Engineering Training Department of Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific provides formal instruction and personalized training on submarine engineering, damage control, and weapons launch systems to United States and allied military and civilians assigned to the Department of the Navy.

The following non-nuclear training is provided by the Engineering Training Department:

Damage Control & Fire Fighting Division (DC/FF) provides formal, team, and responsive training to officer and enlisted personnel on basic and advanced submarine damage control and fire-fighting techniques.

Auxiliary Division (A) provides formal and responsive training comprised of auxiliary equipment operation and maintenance topics, to include Automated Electrolytic Oxygen Generator (AEOG), Integrated Low Pressure Electrolyzer (ILPE), Diesel Generator, Low Pressure Air Compressor (LPAC) / Low Pressure Air Dehydrator (LPAD), refrigeration plant, and Steering & Diving Hydraulics. Additionally, a 3 week course is offered on machinery repair equipment operation and maintenance topics.

Torpedo Division (TM) provides formal, team, and responsive training comprised of weapons launch systems equipment operation and maintenance.

The following nuclear training is provided by the Engineering Training Department:

Prospective Nuclear Engineer Officer (PNEO) supervises and mentors junior officers for their career milestone in preparing for the Naval Reactors Engineer Certification Exam and provides the Operational Water Chemistry and Radiological Controls course to officer and enlisted personnel.

Fleet Interactive Display Equipment (FIDE) Division provides team and responsive training comprised of S6G nuclear propulsion plant on-watch and off-watch operational topics.

Electronic Technician Maintenance School (ETMS) is a 5 week formal course covering reactor controls equipment operation and maintenance topics. Additionally, the ETMS facilities and training equipment can be used to provide responsive training as needed.

Electrical Division (E) provides formal and responsive training comprised of electrical equipment operation and maintenance topics, to include breakers, motor controllers, 42G Ships Service Motor Generator (SSMG), 43.2KW SSMG, battery, IPLE, and VA-Class R-134 Air Conditioning (AC) plant. Additionally, Electrical Division provides formal training to officer and enlisted personnel on structure borne noise monitoring and reduction topics.

Machinery Division (M) provides formal and responsive training comprised of machinery equipment operation and maintenance topics, to include Primary Valve operations, High Pressure Air Compressor (HPAC), York R-114 AC plant, and VA-Class R-134 AC plant. Additionally, Machinery Division provides formal training to officer and enlisted personnel on quality assurance topics.

Points of Contact

  • DC/FF: (808) 472-8756
  • A, TM, E, & M: (808) 472-2411 and 472-7121
  • PNEO: (808) 472-7127
  • FIDE: (808) 472-4411
  • ETMS: (808) 472-8394
Tactics Training Department

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) Tactics Department trains submarine sailors for missions focused in the Pacific AOR. We provide hands-on instruction and training to develop the crews’ proficiency prior to their operation in challenging environments. Additionally, NSTCP delivers formal courses to continually improve the technical acumen of the personnel stationed aboard submarines both in Pearl Harbor and in home ports around the world. To provide a consistent, high level of instruction in every core discipline, the Tactics Department depends on the expertise of its instructors within the following specialty areas:

Sonar (ST) instructors train junior STs through formal courses on the theory and skills necessary in the disciplines of target motion analysis and oceanography. In the team trainer environment, training focuses on the analysis and communication of the information each ST has at their display. The trainer also develops the ability of the Sonar Supervisor to guide his team, convey information, and provide timely recommendations to the rest of the contact management team.

Fire Control (FT) instructors train FTs on basic and advanced Target Motion Analysis (TMA), Advanced Capability (ADCAP) employment/tactics, and tomahawk strike operations. All systems and scenarios employed in the trainers are tailored to mimic those used on the boats to ensure lessons learned carry over seamlessly from training to underway operations.

Navigation (NAV ET) instructors train NAV ETs on the regulations, theory and employment of charts and navigational systems. The focus is on understanding and planning to ensure the submarine operates safely while surfaced or submerged in challenging environments.

Communications (COM ET) instructors train COM ETs in the theory, setup, and operation of communication equipment held in radio rooms aboard all classes of submarines. Additionally, theory and hands-on operational training is provided for Electronic Support Measures (ESM) and related equipment.

Tactics Officer instructors train officers and enlisted submariners on the skills and knowledge necessary to tactically operate submarines in support of vital missions. Specific disciplines include all the above fields in addition to periscope Skills, undersea warfare, surface warfare, and littoral operations. Tactics officers also teach formal course in the officer training pipeline preparing officers to qualify in submarines.

Modernization Training Team (MTT) personnel provide initial and refresher employment training for combat system upgrades. Combat systems include sonar, combat control, navigation, tactical weapon control, countermeasure systems and supporting command, control and communication systems. MTT provides classroom, lab and on board training for each system upgrade.

Foreign Training instructors train foreign submarine crews to support national security objectives and allied cooperation goals. The Foreign Training division utilizes instructors from Sonar, Fire Control, Navigation and Communications Division to provide tactical team training to foreign submarine forces.

Points of Contact

  • Sonar Division: (808) 473-4040
  • Fire Control Division: (808) 473-1717
  • Navigation Division: (808) 473-1718
  • Communications Division: (808) 473-0142
  • Tactics Office (Officers)/Foreign Training: (808) 473-0420