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Naval Submarine School
Traning Support Department provides all administrative, personnel, and logistical needs for the entire command staff and student population.


Basic Function. Personnel Support Services is responsible for all areas of staff and student personnel administration for both officer and enlisted personnel.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

  • Maintains liaison with PSD on all matters relating to the administration of officer and enlisted personnel records, personnel reports, and personnel diaries.
  • Conducts command liaison with Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) on matters affecting staff, students, and transient personnel assigned to this command and monitors PSD responses to personnel needs.
  • Reviews all enlisted evaluations and ensures compliance with directives of higher authority and correct administrative procedures. Ensures their timely submission.
  • Provides military personnel accounting by means of a daily muster report.
  • Maintains liaison with servicing Educational Services Officer to ensure adequate educational services are available to both staff and student personnel.
  • Supplies assets to support pay and personnel requirements of student and staff personnel.
  • Supervises the processing of enlisted performance evaluations, leave papers, and other personnel documents not under the responsibility of PERSUPPDET New London, CT.
  • Ensures the efficient and timely check-in and check-out process is maintained for all staff and student personnel.
  • Processes all staff and student personnel actions.
  • Prepares and updates the command's social roster/ recall list.
  • Maintains rosters and assignment status of all staff and student personnel on board for duty, or ordered for duty.
  • Ensures accurate muster is taken daily and reported to the Executive Officer.
  • Verifies the accuracy of the Enlisted Distribution and Verification Report (EDVR) and submit necessary corrections.
  • Verifies the accuracy of the Officer Distribution and Control Report (ODCR) and submit necessary corrections.
  • Monitors the immediate processing of PSD availability for Temporary Duty (TEMDU) and attrited students.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-2051/4360 COMM (860) 694-2051/4360


Basic Function. The CCC is the primary advisor for the command's Career Information Program Management (CIPM) concept.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority.

  • Organizes, monitors, and executes the command counseling program.
  • Accomplishes required reporting interviews within thirty days of reporting aboard.
  • Schedules separation interviews on a case basis.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-4705 COMM (860) 694-4705


Basic Function. The Command Fitness Coordinator is the primary advisor to the Commanding Officer/Executive Officer in all matters pertaining to the Health and Physical Readiness Programs.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

  • Advises the Commanding Officer of personnel who do not meet and/or who do need assistance in meeting the minimum prescribed standards.
  • Supervises and assist department fitness coordinators in ensuring the proper administration of the physical readiness testing.
  • Acts as liaison to provide for counseling and follow-on recommendations in regard to weight control.
  • Maintains updated resources for use by all personnel interested in improving their health and maintaining their physical readiness.
  • Prosecutes a planned program of recreation and athletics.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-5051 COMM (860) 694-5051


Basic Function. Student Control is responsible for all aspects of student administration and for course scheduling and quota control management.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

  • Makes enlisted personnel assignments consistent with rating and NEC code as matched to the current enlisted manpower authorization.
  • Acts as the Navy Integrated Training Resources and Administrative System (NITRAS) Manager and Student Control Officer.
  • Controls course quotas for the command and ensures students meet all prerequisites for training courses.
  • Coordinates changes to and maintain as complete and accurate, the command's portion of the Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC).
  • Monitors the time on board of all transient personnel and apprise the Commanding Officer of personnel with unusual problems, situations or extraordinary administrative processing time.
  • Coordinates the input of VTS data to support CANTRAC, NITRAS, the scheduling of courses, and the use of laboratory/ classroom and course scheduling program in VTS.
  • Provides command coordination and support of all post and pre-deployment off-crew training conferences.
  • Pursues and monitor pipeline and student accounting matters with all schools and departments without regard to organizational lines.
  • Provides assistance to, and training of, department representatives in areas concerning NITRAS and Master Course Schedules.
  • Provides training statistical reports for the command.
  • Supervises and assign school quotas and COMSUBLANT/COMSUBPAC TANGO numbers for all command controlled courses.
  • Plans, coordinates and initiates requests for submarine underway services.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-4200 COMM (860) 694-4200


Basic Function. The basic function of the Supply Department is to oversee the execution and administration of command logistics.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

  • Originates, coordinates and supervises commercial contracts.
  • Maintains an integrated financial management data system.
  • Coordinates Micro-Computer automated data processing requirements for logistics and financial support.
  • Coordinates with the Manpower Planning Assistant for the Fiscal aspect/impact on the Commercial Activities (CA) Program.
  • Coordinates, monitors, maintains, and updates the Inter and Intra-Service Support Agreements.
  • Provides for coordination and development of policy for all ADP support services for the command.
  • Provides general material support, including receiving, storing, issuing, and transferring of material.
  • Provides allowance list maintenance control for the command.
  • Provides training for Repair Parts Petty Officers (RPPO) in supply procedures.
  • Maintains inventory management over command repair parts, and consumable.
  • Conducts frequent inspections of all assigned work spaces and assigned supply storage areas.
  • Conducts an effective Beneficial Suggestion Program for the command.
  • Acts as the Casualty Report (CASREP) Coordinator for the Command and ensure all CASREP's are routed through this office prior to release.
  • Manages requests for and disposal of excess material.
  • Processes authorized requests to obtain required materials.
  • Receives and account for receivables and receipts in accordance with local and higher authority instructions.
  • Provides for and assist in the storing of receivables.
  • Directs the issuing and transferring of materials received.
  • Maintains a record of all requisition numbers assigned.
  • Maintains a status record of all outstanding requisitions.
  • Records the receipt of supplies received as a result of requisitions.
  • Reviews each requisition for accuracy and completeness prior to forwarding to the supply point.
  • Conducts periodic audits to ensure Departmental RPPO's are performing their duties correctly.
  • Maintain Consolidated Shore Base Allowance List (COSBAL) documents.
  • Issues repair parts.
  • Inventories and accounts for all Technical Training Equipment (TTE). Coordinate overhaul requirements for TTE.
  • Manages Plant Account/Minor Property equipment.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-5578 COMM (860) 694-5278


Basic Function. The Occupational Safety and Health Office is responsible to the Commanding Officer for the execution of an effective Occupational Safety and Health Program.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

  • Performs studies, surveys, and job hazard analyses of work processes, man-machine relationships, and environmental conditions to identify existing or potential hazards which could affect the health and safety of personnel. Reports deficiencies to appropriate management. Monitors classrooms and laboratories during high risk exercises to determine if safe work/training methods and procedures are used. Has authority to stop work in the event of a safety-related problem hazarding personnel or equipment.
  • Investigates all traffic and occupation mishaps and cases of occupational disease, maintains a Log of Injures/Mishap record system. Analyzes the circumstances of mishaps, prepares summary reports showing mishap and injury reports and coordinates action under the Federal Employee Compensation Act.
  • Reviews safety equipment for proper application, and designates areas where specific safety equipment is mandatory. Assures compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Navy Safety Programs, including personal protective equipment, sight conservation, hearing conservation, noise abatement, labeling program for industrial chemicals and hazardous materials, fire hazardous operations, water pollution, etc.
  • Prepares safety bulletins and other materials necessary to develop an active interest in the command safety program.
  • Represents command on station safety councils, committees, boards, etc., dealing with safety matters.
  • Provides advisory services to managers on safety matters. Serve as facility's chief consultant on all aspects of the OSHA Program.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-1265 COMM (860) 694-1265





Basic Function. The Security Manager is responsible to the Commanding Officer regarding security of classified information. The Security Manager remains responsible for coordinating all aspects of the information security program to ensure proper classification management, personnel security, information systems security, physical measures for protecting classified material, and security education and training.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

  • Serves as the Commanding Officer's advisor and direct representative regarding the security of classified information.
  • Develops written command security procedures including a Unit Emergency Plan. Ensures Emergency Destruction Bills are integrated with the Unit Emergency Plan.
  • Supervises accounting and control of classified material including receipt, distribution, inventory, reproduction and disposition procedures.
  • Ensures that all personnel who handle classified information hold the appropriate level of security clearance based on a need to know and that all requests for personnel security investigations are properly prepared, submitted, and monitored.
  • Ensures that clearance status and unit access grants are recorded and accessible for verification.
  • Maintains a program for the proper classification, declassification, and downgrading of classified information.
  • Coordinates preparation of classification guides and development of security planning within the Command.
  • Coordinates and ensures security control over visits to and from the unit.
  • Coordinates the security orientation, education, and training program.
  • Prepares recommendations for release of classified information to foreign governments.
  • Ensures that security violations and compromises are reported, recorded, and investigated vigorously.
  • Maintains liaison with the command Public Affairs Officer to ensure that proposed press releases do not contain classified information.
  • Maintains and distributes Command Visitor Requests.

Points of Contact

  • DSN 694-3363 COMM (860) 694-3363


Basic Function. Administers Physical Security, and Loss Prevention Program consistent with Navy policies and directives.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority.

  • Identifies those areas in which improved physical security and loss prevention measures are required and provide recommendations for such improvements to the Commanding Officer.
  • Develops, prepares, and maintains a current Command Physical Security Plan.
  • Develops, prepares, and maintains physical security instructions which address required physical security procedures.
  • Establishes personnel identification and access control systems.
  • Conducts annual physical security surveys.
  • Provides technical assistance to the Commanding Officer on physical matters and adequate security training for all personnel within the command.
  • Coordinates physical security requirements with host commands and ensure such requirements are set forth in appropriate host-tenant, inter-service support, or licensing agreements.
  • Manages the command's Key/Lock Control Program.
  • Participates in the planning, direction, coordinating, and implementation of procedures for crisis management of situations (including hostage situations) which pose a threat to the physical security of the command, and provide adequate advice to the Commanding Officer during crises which relate to physical security.
  • Establishes and maintain liaison and working relationships and agreements with Federal Investigative agencies, local Naval Investigative Service components, state and local law enforcement, and fire protection authorities.
  • Serves as facilitator and be responsible for records of the Command Physical Security Review Committee.
  • Maintains regular contact and collaborate with the managers of specialized security programs within the command concerning physical security threats and requirements.
  • Conducts random security inspections of packages, briefcases, containers and buildings.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-3363 COMM (860) 694-3363


Basic Function. Legal Services assists the Executive Officer via the chain of command in carrying out the legal affairs of the command.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

  • Performs administrative functions necessary for disciplinary proceedings.
  • Provides legal support services for the command and legal assistance for command personnel.
  • Acts as the command Legal Assistance Officer to include administrative support for courts-martial and Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP).
  • Acts as discipline officer for the command.
  • Serves as Privacy Act Coordinator.
  • Serves as Freedom of Information Act Coordinator.
  • Supervises preliminary investigation of suspected or possible violations of the UCMJ.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-2000 COMM (860) 694-2000


Basic Function. The DAPA serves as an advisor to the Commanding Officer/Executive Officer on the nature and context of drug and alcohol use and abuse within the command. The DAPA provides assistance in developing and implementing management actions necessary to comply with directives and to effectively cope with the problem. The DAPA also serves as a coordinator concerning drug and alcohol education, rehabilitation, identification, and enforcement.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

  • Advises the command on the methodologies to design and implement a comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program.
  • Assists in administering and coordinating Navy policies and procedures concerning drug and alcohol education, rehabilitation, identification, and enforcement.
  • Advises the command concerning the use of applicable resources and interface with Navy organizations having a functional role in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Programs.
  • Maintains liaison with evaluation and counseling facilities designated by the command and those departments and personnel within the command whose activities require coordination to ensure an effective alcoholism and drug abuse prevention effort.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-4038 COMM (860) 694-4038


The following courses are taught at Naval Submarine School.

Submarine Officer Basic Course (SOBC) is a 10 week curriculum for all junior officers reporting to division officer tours aboard submarines.
Division officers will also attend the Basic Officer Leadership Continuum for the two weeks prior to SOBC.
Supply Corps officers reporting to submarines as department heads attend SOBC as well as the Submarine Officer Indoctrination Course, which is a one week course, prior to SOBC.

Submarine Officer Advanced Course (SOAC) is a 24 week curriculum for those submarine qualified officers who will be returning to sea as a submarine department head.

Submarine Command Course (SCC ) Portions of the Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) Course are taught at Subscol in April and October of each year under the direction of the COMSUBLANT PCO instructor (DSN 564-7030, Comm (757) 444-7030), and the COMSUBPAC PCO instructor (Comm (808) 474-5806).

Portions of the Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) Course are taught at Subscol in April and October of each year under the direction of the COMSUBLANT PCO instructor (DSN 564-7030, Comm (757) 444-7030), and the COMSUBPAC PCO instructor (Comm (808) 474-5806).

Additional training topics include Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) and Junior Officer, Officer of the Deck (OOD) courses as well as OOD courses, JO Sonar (SSN), JO Nav/Comm/Sensors, JO Weapons-Missiles, JO Weapons-Torpedo and JO Tactics (SSN).

Point of Contact

  • SOBC: DSN 694-4340 COMM (860) 694-4340
  • SOAC: DSN 694-3637 COMM (860) 694-3637
  • SCC: DSN 694-4297 COMM (860) 694-4297


A variety of engineering courses are taught at Naval Submarine School to include Weapons Handling, Stowage and Launch Control Systems Combined Maintenance, Weapons Delivery Systems and Subsystems, Vertical Launch System Operation and Tube Maintenance, Advanced Refrigeration, Auxiliary Package, Electrolytic Oxygen Generator, Machine Tool Operator, IMA Machinery Maintenance, Diesel Engine Operator, Torpedoman and Machinist Mate.

In addition, within High Risk Training, courses for basic, team and refresher training are offered in Fire Fighting, Damage Control and Escape.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-5435 COMM (860) 694-5435


Basic Enlisted Submarine Training encompasses a variety of disciplines, to include Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS).

Basic Enlisted Submarine School prepares Sailors to pursue submarine qualifications upon initial assignment to an operational submarine. BESS also performs critical screening of future submariners in the areas of adaptability and reliability.

Sailors learn the basic theory behind the construction and operation of nuclear powered submarines including ships systems, organization and safety. Although currently the SSN 688 class is used as the model for BESS, submarining concepts taught are applicable to all classes of submarines.

Point of Contact

  • ;DSN 694-4369 COMM (860) 694-4369


Courses include Apprenticeship Training such as Sonar Technician, Fire Control Technician and Electronics Technician (as part of the Submarine Electronics and Computer Field, SECF, "A" School) and also Submarine Communications Electronic Rating Field (SCERF), as well as Combat System Basic Maintenance and Strategic Weapons Systems.

Additionally, Maintenance “C” School Pipeline Training courses are taught, to include Sonar Maintenance “C” School and Fire Control Maintenance “C” school.

Courses also encompass ET 5YO (Electronics Technician Five Year Enlistment) training pipelines, as well as Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) and Contact Coordinator training. EKMS and Contact Coordinator provide training for senior enlisted and junior officers.

The two ET 5YO pipelines, Radio Frequency Operator and Navigation Operator, are for new accession enlisted personnel.

The External Key Management System course of instruction (COI) is computer-based, designed to train junior officers and senior enlisted personnel in the handling and processing of electronic cryptographic materials.

The Contact Coordinator course of instruction teaches Rules of the Nautical Road, contact management, maneuvering boards, line of sight diagrams and the continuous evaluation plots to junior officers and senior enlisted.

This course is a prerequisite for personnel qualifying as Contact Coordinator on a submarine.

The Radio Frequency Operator pipeline consists of ESM Operator training, External Communications Fundamentals, Extremely High Frequency Operator training and External Communications Operator labs.

The Navigation Operator pipeline includes Navigation Principles and Navigation Operator training.

The Electronics Maintenance Training Division provides advanced corrective maintenance training in the areas of Submarine Communication, Navigation, and Electronic Surveillance Measure in addition to providing Operator training in Electronic Surveillance Measure. This training ranges from module replacement to component level repair.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-2107 COMM (860) 694-2107


The Modernization Training Team conducts initial and refresher operation and employment training for combat system upgrade. Combat systems include sensor, combat control, navigation, tactical weapons, weapon control systems, countermeasure systems and supporting command, control and communication systems.

The Modernization Training conducts Submarine Learning Center and Naval Submarine School Instructor training on combat system upgrades and reviews and assists in efforts to maintain SLC and Submarine School curriculum to ensure currency for all courses affected by combat systems upgrades.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-5302 COMM (860) 694-5302


The Learning Standards Office coordinates between the Submarine Learning Center Learning Standards Officer, SLCLSO and Naval Submarine School and is responsible for the quality of instruction and instructional materials for all training departments. In addition, the Learning Standards Office enforces the quality assurance program, evaluating the curriculum and instruction in the training departments. Other functions are evaluation of the efficiency, quality, and effectiveness of the prescribed training and educational programs in each training department and the coordination and evaluation of Naval Submarine School’s in-service training program.

Point of Contact

  • DSN 694-3872 COMM (860) 694-3872