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The former Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) has been renamed the Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC) as part of a larger CSCS realignment. Since the establishment of CSCS under the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) in 2004, there have been an increasing number of changing factors within our naval force and throughout the globe.  These changing factors, which precipitated the realignment, include an increase in fleet size and composition (platforms and capabilities), the return of Strategic Competition, rapid pace of upgrades to combat systems and the implementation of virtual training technology. 
The realignment of CSCS to SCSTC sets the foundation for realizing Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) tenets: establishing career-learning continuums (1110, 6120, 6180, electronics technician (ET), fire controlman (FC), fire controlman (Aegis) (FCA), interior communications electrician (IC), gunner’s mate (GM), mineman (MN), operations specialist (OS), and sonar technician, surface (STG)) and a pivot to virtual learning in fleet concentration areas. 
SCSTC is a training organization of over 6,500 staff and students across 12 global locations.  SCSTC implements culture of excellence and warrior toughness by building a Surface Warrior mindset to complement the technical and tactical skillsets of building the kill chain and closing the fire control loop.

SCSTC fulfills a similar training mission for international partners who operate U.S. manufactured systems. This training enables our allies’ operational capability as well as fostering interoperability with U.S. forces.
SCSTC directly supports Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) and Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (CNSL) by providing individual training and basic phase support to Surface Forces as well as to Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF), Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL), and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC).  

SCSTC has strong partnerships with numerous training organizations to include Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), Surface Warfare Schools Command (SWSC), Afloat Training Group Pacific / Afloat Training Group Atlantic, and Commander, Naval Information Warfare Training Group (NIWTG).

SCSTC, with our surface community partners and force development counterparts, provide system and platform specific combat systems training to a growing surface Navy.  We continue to train our warfighters so that our Navy can fight and win! 


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