CNATTU North Island welcomes Indian Navy

02 July 2021

From Chief Aviation Electronics Technician John S. Barber

Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit North Island (CNATTU NI) staff and Indian Sailors are set to begin the first MH-60R Seahawk helicopter training courses between the two naval military branches.
Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit North Island (CNATTU NI) staff and Indian Sailors are set to begin the first MH-60R Seahawk helicopter training courses between the two naval military branches. 
 

The first 14 Indian Sailors were introduced to the command and began indoctrination June 21. 

The courses the Indian Sailors will study are designed for aviation machinist mates (AD), aviation ordnanceman (AO), aviation structural mechanic (AM), aviation electrician’s mate (AE) and aviation electronics technician (AT) rates within the U.S. Navy.  The courses have been tailored to meet requirements for aircraft and systems purchased by the Indian Navy. 

Behind the scenes, CNATTU NI leaders have diligently worked on preparing for the launch of the new project for the Indian Navy.  Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Cowan, Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Chase Anderson, Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Amy Nichols, Chief Aviation Electrician's Mate Ezekial Zacharias, and Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate Jerome Jimenez were instrumental in the command’s planning, curriculum development, material requisition, and managing of subsequent projects.  The efforts of all leaders and staff involved ensured the smooth transition of Indian Sailors into the command, as well as material readiness to begin training on time.

The civilian instructors, who will be leading the training, arrived in March to work completion of prerequisites prior to the launch of courses.  The instructors are led by Mathias Brooks, whom also instructs the AE course; accompanied by Mike Jacildo (AT), Froilan Sarmiento (AD), Jason Lyle (AO), and Mike Barry (AM) courses respectively.  CNATTU NI takes great pride in welcoming its newest civilian instructors and Indian Sailors to the command.

“Opening a new door to opportunities and helping align global partnerships is pretty awesome,” Cmdr. Kent Davis, CNATTU NI commanding officer, said.  “I am so proud of this team!”



 
 
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