The Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) headquarters’ staff oversees 14 learning sites and provides almost 70,000 hours of curriculum for close to 700 courses a year to more than 40,000 Sailors. CSCS provides 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 our Navy today.

CSCS trains officers and 8 enlisted ratings to include Fire Controlman, Electronic Technician, Interior Communications Electrician, Sonar Technician (Surface), Gunner’s Mate, Mineman, Operations Specialist, and Boatswain’s Mate.

CSCS provides the Fleet with highly trained Sailors to support Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), Undersea Warfare / Anti-Submarine Warfare, mine warfare, Navy Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA), and seamanship operations.

Through international maritime partnerships, CSCS International Programs provides quality training to our allied forces, to include Australia, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, and Spain, to enable them to maintain and expertly employ surface combatants.

CSCS falls under the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC). The goal of NETC is to enable the Fleet to successfully execute the Maritime Strategy by providing quality training and education to our Maritime Forces. To support the Maritime Strategy and achieve operational excellence, CSCS provides the backbone of the surface force’s warfare capability.


To develop and deliver surface ship combat systems training to achieve surface warfare superiority.