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NAVSCIATTSNaval Small Craft Instruction & Technical Training School
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NAVSCIATTS remained a component of CNET until disestablished in January 1999.
Naval Special Warfare (NSW) and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM) decided to take NAVSCIATTS as part of the "NSW Coastal and Riverine Training Center" concept leading to fiscal year (FY) 1999 Program Budget Decision (PBD) 715 signed 21 December 1998 that assigned USSOCOM the responsibility to establish and operate NAVSCIATTS and ultimately relocate the command to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) John C.
NAVSCIATTS was re-established during a ceremony onboard the John C.
NAVSCIATTS and WHINSEC schoolhouses train international students in maritime and ground-based operations respectively.
WHINSEC and NAVSCIATTS students will use the training to support U.N.
Bill Mahoney, commanding officer, NAVSCIATTS. "The demand for maritime focused training--especially in riverine and littoral environments - is growing exponentially.
NAVSCIATTS has been conducting security force assistance since 1963 to prepare partner nation forces to conduct small craft operations in riverine and littoral environments, as well as develop and sustain professional and personal relationships.
With this waterborne mission, it is a natural evolution for NAVSCIATTS to fall under NSWG-4, United States Special Operations Command's (SOCOM) maritime mobility component.
Additionally, NAVSCIATTS conducts security force assistance missions in support of Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCCs) in accordance with SOCOM priorities using in-resident courses and Mobile Training Teams (MTT) to prepare partner nation security forces to conduct small craft operations in riverine or littoral environments within their own countries.
That is where NAVSCIATTS will play an important role.
It is absolutely amazing what NAVSCIATTS has gone through in the last ten years--in fact it just celebrated its 10-year anniversary under Naval Special Warfare (NSW) in September [2009] with a Global Maritime Security Force Assistance Symposium, attended by eleven key partner nations.
The final day concluded with a key note guest speaker and ceremony commemorating both the 10-year anniversary of NAVSCIATTS' establishment ceremony on Stennis Space Center under United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and recent operational command shift under Naval Special Warfare Group 4.