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CNATT Unit Keesler AFB
CNATT Unit Keesler AFB Leadership
Commanding Officer
Commander Timothy F. Knapp

United States Navy
Commanding Officer
CNATT Unit Keesler
Command Master Chief
Command Master Chief James “JC” Contreras

United States Navy
Command Master Chief
CNATT Unit Keesler

The Naval Technical Training Unit, Keesler AFB MS has been under construction for some time now. Out of the rubble has emerged a new name.To provide a dynamic learning environment for the development of the finest aviation professionals prepared to make a positive and immediate impact to TACAMO Readiness.

Naval Technical Training Unit Keesler has changed its name to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Keesler. The command name officially changed in February of 2004. The NTTU name change is part of the Navy’s Revolution in Training and the alignment of training sites with different centers of training excellence and the reorganization of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC, formerly known as Commander, Naval Education and Training - CNET). The majority of courses taught at NTTU report to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) in Pensacola, FL and thus NTTU reports directly to CNATT.

Naval Technical Training Unit (NTTU) Keesler was established on 1 October 1992 as a shore activity under the command of the Chief of Naval Technical Training (CNTECHTRA), Naval Air Station, Memphis, Millington, Tennessee.

The Naval presence here on Keesler began in 1984, marking 20 years of the best sailors being trained and sent to the fleet. CNATTU Keesler will continue to train over 1000 service members annually in a variety of disciplines. Our training includes the electronic calibration of afloat and aviation equipment, physical dimensions, meteorological and oceanographic observing and forecasting, maintenance and repair of meteorological equipment, operation and repair of critical communications equipment, management and control of the radio frequency spectrum and air space management and control.

Although the name has changed, our commitment to excellence and training will remain above the fleet's expectations producing the best-trained sailors in the US Navy.


We train and educate Sailors and Marines to be effective in the Fleet. We achieve effectiveness through discipline to live the Navy's Core Values, through deck plate Sailorization to develop a solid foundation of Naval Tradition and Leadership, and through technical excellence to perform with sound technical proficiency.

CNATTU Keesler Organizational Chart

Commanding Officer
DSN 597-9583
Comm (228) 377-9583
After Normal Working Hours:
DSN 597-9067
Comm (228) 377-9067
711 Meadows Drive RM 236
Keesler AFB, MS 39534-2498

Command Public Affairs Officer
DSN 597-1161
Comm (228) 377-1161

Command WebMaster
DSN 597-9557
Comm (228) 377-9557

Base Information
DSN 377-1110
Comm (228) 377-1110