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GROTON, Conn. (Feb. 25, 2020) Navy Diver 1st Class Mathew Villafuerte, left, and Navy Diver 2nd Class John McGuire, right, Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS) instructors on Naval Submarine Base New London, demonstrate proper submarine escape procedures using the Pressurized Submarine Escape Trainer. Naval Submarine School builds a foundation upon which officers and enlisted personnel are prepared to develop the competence and proficiency in skills necessary to operate and maintain their submarines. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Derien C. Luce/Released)

The Submarine Training Facility, San Diego mission is management of four major functions:

  • All hands shall ensure the knowledge and operational proficiency of submarines personnel are enhanced in every practical way.
  • All hands will aggressively seek out and pursue methods to enhance the professional development, quality of life, and personal advancement of their subordinates and themselves.
  • All hands will accept personal responsibility for maintenance and preservation of our buildings, trainers, equipment, and facilities as well as conserving funds and resources wherever practical.
  • All hands shall demonstrate naval leadership by exemplifying the Navy Core Values of honor, courage and commitment and reflect these values in our instruction to students.
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