Naval Education and Training Command
Naval Education and Training Command seal
CountryUnited States
Branch United States Navy
TypeForce Command
RoleTraining and education of naval forces
Part ofChief of Naval Personnel
HQNaval Air Station Pensacola, Florida
Motto(s)Fleet Readiness Starts Here
Commander Rear Admiral (lower half) Jeffrey J. Czerewko
Executive DirectorMr. John R. Jones
Chief of StaffCaptain Clifford Collins Jr.
Force Master ChiefFORCM Richard L. Mengel

The Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is an enterprise-level shore command of the United States Navy with more than 19,000 military and staff personnel at more than 1,640 subordinate activities, sites, districts, stations, and detachments throughout the world. NETC recruits, trains and delivers those who serve the nation, taking them from "street to fleet" by transforming civilians into highly skilled, operational, and combat ready warfighters.

The commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) is currently a 2-star admiral. NETC itself is located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

Navy Recruiting Command

Main article: Navy Recruiting Command

Navy Recruiting Command, located in Millington, Tennessee, is a one-star command that aims to recruit both enlisted sailors and prospective commissioned officers for the United States Navy. NRC covers the entire United States with 26 Navy Talent Acquisition Groups commanded by Three Navy Recruiting Regions. Region East Central and West.

Naval Service Training Command

Main article: Naval Service Training Command

Naval Service Training Command, based in Naval Station Great Lakes, in Great Lakes, Illinois is the one-star command that is responsible for the training of all new accessions into the United States Navy. He or she oversees the operation of Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, the Navy's only enlisted recruit training location, and is responsible for the operation of Officer Training Command at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, and the operation of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC). The only accession route not commanded by NSTC is that of the United States Naval Academy, which is overseen by the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, who reports directly to the CNO.[1]

NETC Learning Centers

After initial training, most personnel must continue on to an apprentice-level training before entering the fleet. For that, Navy NETC has "learning centers"[1] that provide those initial and continuing training to the personnel across the service:

In addition, NETC operates Training Support Centers, that provide centralized student management and infrastructure support the individual learning centers and their subordinate sites, located in San Diego, Virginia Beach and Great Lakes, Illinois.

NETC Professional Development Center (NETPDC)

Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center, which is located on Saufley Field in Escambia County, Florida is the home of all of the Navy's enlisted professional development programs and products, which include the administering Voluntary Education (VOLED) programs, including the Navy College program, which allows enlisted servicemembers to obtain college credits for Naval Training, as well as administering the Tuition Assistance program that pays for 100% of a servicemembers college courses expense while the member is active duty.[2]

In addition, NETPDC administers, develops and delivers the Navy-wide Advancement examination, and processes individuals for advancement, in conjunction with the Bureau of Naval Personnel.[3]

Commander of Naval Education and Training Command

United States Navy
Commander of Naval Education and Training Command
RDML Jeffrey J. Czerewko
since June 8, 2023
Reports to
Constituting instrumentOPNAVINST.5450.336 (series)
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Commander of Naval Education and Training is the individual responsible to the Chief of Naval Operations for the training and education of all enlisted and commissioned personnel of the United States Navy, and oversees the Naval Education and Training Command.

While not a member of the OPNAV staff, he is responsible to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) for the operation and management of the Navy Advancement Center, which uses bi-annual testing to advance enlisted members, and is "the principal advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM) on training and education related matters."[4]

List of Commanders of Naval Education and Training and Commanders of Naval Education and Training Command

Period Name Date of Command
1. 1971–1974 VADM Malcom W. Cagle July 1971
2. 1974–1978 VADM James B. Wilson September 1974
3. 1978–1980 RADM Paul C. Gibbons, Jr. November 1978
4. 1980–1983 RADM Kenneth L. Shugart June 1980
5. 1983–1985 VADM James A Sagerholm January 1983
6. 1985–1988 VADM Nils R. Thunman November 1985
7. 1988–1991 RADM John S. Disher October 1988
8. 1991–1992 VADM John H. Fetterman, Jr. January 1991
9. 1992–1994 VADM Robert K. U. Kihune August 1992
10. 1994–1996 VADM Timothy W. Wright August 1994
11. 1996–1997 VADM Patricia A. Tracey June 1996
12. 1997–2001 VADM John W. Craine, Jr. December 1998
13. 2001–2004 VADM Alfred G. Harms, Jr. May 2001
14. 2004–2007 VADM James K. Moran November 2004
15. 2007–2009 RADM Gary R. Jones January 2007
16. 2009–2012 RADM Joseph F. Kilkenny August 2009
17. 2012–2014 RADM Donald P. Quinn January 2012
18. 2014–2017 RADM Michael S. White January 2014
19. 2017-2020 RADM Kyle J. Cozad July 2017
20. 2020–2023 RADM Peter A. Garvin July 2020
21. 2023–present RDML Jeffrey J. Czerewko June 2023

See also

U.S. Armed Forces training and education commands


  1. ^ a b Chief of Naval Operations (1 February 2017). "Standard Navy Distribution List – Shore Chain of Command" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center Home Page". Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center – Navy Advancement Center". Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ Chief of Naval Operations (14 May 2012). "OPNAVINST 5450.336C, Mission, Functions, and Tasks of the Naval Education and Training Command" (PDF).