SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific)
Visitor Information

Visits to SPAWAR Old Town Campus

For routine engagements, visitors are encouraged to coordinate with their sponsors.  See below for SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific  visit requests, classified visit requests or foreign visit requests and information for meeting vetting process requirements.

Old Town (Get Directions)

Visits to SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific)

Visitors to SSC Pacific must check in at the Main Badge and Decal Office (Bldg. 27) or the Bayside Badge and Decal Office (Bldg. 204).

SSC Pacific Badge and Decal Office (Main Office)

(619) 553-3203 or DSN 553-3203
Business hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Fridays 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Bayside Badge and Deal Office

(619) 553-3210 or DSN 553-3210
Business hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
Closed on Off Fridays

SSC Pacific (Get Directions)

CODE 83320 (PL-TS)
SAN DIEGO, CA 92152-5435

Fax: (619) 553-6169
Call (619) 553-3203 or DSN 553-3203 with questions, or to verify visit request receipt.
Business hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Fridays 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Unclassified Visits

Agencies that utilize the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)/Joint Clearance and Access Verification System (JCAVS) may submit their request to visit to the SSC Pacific Security Management Office (SMO) # 660015. 

Agencies that do not utilize JPAS/JCAVS can submit a written request addressed to the commanding officer. Requests are to be typed on letterhead and must be signed by an authorized official who is validating the visit. The following information is mandatory for SSC Pacific to process the request:

  1. Name and address of the agency or company requesting the visit.
  2. Name and address of the command to be visited.
  3. Name (in full) and title of the person to be visited. NOTE: If the visitor is visiting a contractor employee, a government employee point of contact is required.
  4. Name (in full) of the employee, including title or position, for which the approval is requested.
  5. Date and place of birth, citizenship and social security number of the visitor; if the visitor is a permanent resident, the registration number must be included.
  6. Date(s) of requested visit.
  7. Purpose and justification for the visit. If a contract is involved, the contract number must be furnished. NOTE: If the visit is unclassified, items 8, 9 and 10 below are not required.
  8. Name and address of contractor's cognizant security officer, assigned CAGE or FSC number, and certification of the level  of the facility's clearance.
  9. Agency / company certification of the employee's current clearance status.
  10. The visit request must be signed by an authorized agency official, security manager or facility security officer.

Classified Visits

Per SPAWAR Instruction 5520.1 "Use of the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS)/Joint Clearance and Access Verification System (JCAVS)" of Aug. 14, 2007, JPAS is the personnel security system of record for the Department of Defense and has directed the use of JPAS for the administration of visits involving access to classified information. As such, JPAS will be the only authorized mode for transmission of security clearances for visits to SSC Pacific.

A user ID and password issued by the command’s JCAVS manager is required to access JPAS. Click here to access JPAS. The SMO#  for the transmission of visit requests for Secret level visits is 660015 and for SCI level visits it is 660013.

Agencies not JPAS-enabled must submit visit authorization letters on agency / company letter head. These visit requests will continue to be accepted providing each visit request is certified to be current and accurate by an authorized agency official, security manager or facility security officer. Hard copy visit requests must contain the information listed above for unclassified visits.


In addition to submitting a visit request, Commander Navy Region South West (CNRSW) has implemented procedures requiring the completion of the SECNAV 5512/1 (APR 2014) form in order to conduct criminal history checks of visitors NOT possessing a CAC/NCAC or RAPID GATES identification card AND who require unescorted access onboard naval installations. This process takes the Regional Dispatch Center (RDC) approximately 7-10 working days to complete. For conferences or meetings involving more than 100 visitors, the RDC requires 14 working days to process the checks. Personnel who are not vetted will require SSC Pacific Government escorts.  Vetting Form SECNAV 5512/1 (APR 2014) (Get Form).  Fax form to (619) 553-6169 for processing.

Foreign Visits

Foreign visitors must contact their Embassy in Washington, DC. for visits to:

  • SPAWAR Headquarters: contact the SPAWAR foreign visits specialist at (619) 537-8884
  • SSC Pacific and other co-located / tenant command: contact the SSC Pacific foreign visits specialist at (619) 553-0437.


Parking is available in any unreserved marked spot. However, parking is very limited in some areas. Most of the large buildings have visitor parking areas, and disabled parking is also available. For questions about parking areas, please coordinate with your government point of contact. 

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Updated: 12/2/2015 5:58 AM EST   Published (1.0)