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CORONADO, Calif. (June 2, 2020) Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman (SWCC) candidates from Basic Crewman Selection (BCS) Class 111 flip their Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) after dumping it during “The Tour” at Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center in Coronado, Calif., June 2, 2020. The Tour is a 72-hour crucible event, which develops intelligent and highly-motivated candidates who will perform as a team under the most demanding conditions. NSW Center provides initial and advanced training to the Sailors who make up the Navy’s SEAL and Special Boat Teams. This photo has been altered by obscuring names for security purposes. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony W. Walker/Released)
Naval Special Warfare Leadership Education and Development Command, or NLEAD, is aligned with the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) enterprise to develop NSW’s flagship weapon system and capital resource – its People – to be the best Special Operations Forces leaders in the Department of Defense.  It accomplishes its mission by focusing on three lines of effort for SEAL (Sea, Air, and Land) and SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman), personnel within the NSW enterprise:
  • Professional and Leader Development
  • Advanced Education
  • Career Management
Our Vision

Vision (reference: NLEADINST 3120.1): A high-functioning and firmly-established Leadership Education and Development Center of Excellence, closely linked to NSW, Navy and Joint SOF counterparts, rapidly evolving and maximizing use of limited resources and training time to maintain cognitive, character and leadership development edge over our adversaries for a complex global operating environment.

Our Mission

Mission (reference: NETCINST 5450.25B): Lead and enable the professional and personal development of the Naval Special Warfare Community by delivering and leveraging a continuum of Professional Military Education; facilitating attainment of certificate, bachelors and advanced degrees through Education Programs; and advising and shaping the career path, advancement and selection of Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) officer and enlisted personnel through Career Management.

NETCINST 5450.25B Functions and Tasks of Naval Special Warfare Leadership Education and Development Command
Naval Special Warfare Leadership Education and Development Command
2546 Trident Way
Bldg 633
San Diego, CA 92155-5493
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