NETC Force Master Chief Visits Dahlgren


Story Number: NNS160902-15Release Date: 9/2/2016 12:27:00 PM
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By Kimberly M. Lansdale, Center for Surface Combat Systems

DAHLGREN, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Force Master Chief (AW/SW/FMF) Mamudu Cole visited the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) and AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC), co-located onboard Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren, Aug. 22.

Capt. Pete Galluch, ATRC commanding officer, welcomed Cole and discussed current training of AEGIS Fire Controlmen and the block learning concept in support of Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) during an office call.

Chief (select) Fire Controlman Elizabeth Sharpe then provided Cole a tour of the schoolhouse. He was able to see firsthand how ATRC trains Aegis FCs to operate, maintain, and employ the various systems associated with the AEGIS combat system found onboard the Navy's AEGIS cruisers and destroyers.

"While observing the standard classrooms, hands-on labs, simulations, as well as computer-based and interactive courseware training, Force Master Chief Cole took various questions from students," she said. "We also visited ATRC Admin and the Sailor Resource Center."

After the tour, Cole held an ATRC E-6 and Junior Call and then a CSCS and ATRC Chief Petty Officers and Selectees Call.

"I am continuously impressed with the training we are doing throughout our learning centers," said Cole. "The team here is conducting training 24 hours a day, five days a week to meet the requirements of the fleet. It's remarkable to see the accomplishments of our new Sailors as they learn new skills that will be utilized when they enter the fleet."

CSCS' mission is to develop and deliver surface ship combat systems training to achieve surface warfare superiority. CSCS headquarters' staff oversees 14 learning sites, including ATRC, and provides nearly 70,000 hours of curriculum for 700 courses a year to more than 40,000 Sailors. CSCS delivers specialized training for Officer and Enlisted Sailors required to tactically operate, maintain, and employ shipboard and shore-based weapons, sensors, and command and control systems utilized in today's navy.

For information about the Center for Surface Combat Systems, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cscs/

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