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The reviewing officer, Rear Adm. Craig T. Mattingly (front), Commander, Naval Service Training Command, and Capt. Kenneth Froberg, commanding officer, Recruit Training Command (RTC), inspect the newest Sailors at RTC’s Pass-in-Review in Great Lakes, Illinois, Feb. 1, 2024. More than 40,000 Recruits train annually at the Navy's only boot camp (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher M. O'Grady)

In 2003, initial enlisted and officer accession training, except for the Naval Academy, was consolidated under a single command structure-Naval Service Training Command.

Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) is an Echelon III command led by a one-star Admiral in Naval Station Great Lakes, and reporting to Naval Education and Training Command in Pensacola, Florida.

This realignment is designed to ensure initial Navy training is as effective as possible and responsive to changing fleet requirements. Placing these programs under a single command enables the sharing of best practices and facilitates the consistent application of training policy across all accession programs.

In recent years, recruit training has averaged more than 40,000 new sailors each year. Our officer programs contribute approximately 4,500 newly commissioned ensigns each year.


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