Naval Special Warfare Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Coordinates: 32°40′20″N 117°10′01″W / 32.672340°N 117.167034°W / 32.672340; -117.167034

Phil Bucklew Naval Special Warfare Center
Country United States of America
Branch United States Navy
RoleTo ensure component maritime special operations forces ready to meet the operational requirements of combatant commanders
Part ofUS NSWC insignia.jpg United States Naval Special Warfare Command
Garrison/HQNaval Amphibious Base Coronado

The Phil Bucklew Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWC, also known as "The Center") is a component command of the United States Naval Special Warfare Command, United States Navy. It is sited within Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, California.

The NSWC runs much of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) training. The main courses are the famous 12-month-long SEAL training (BUD/S and SQT) and 9-month long SWCC trainings.

Training sites and detachments[edit]

The NSWC currently covers these subsidiary training sites:

Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command[edit]

The Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command (NAVSPECWARADVTRACOM) was established 6 December 2006 as a shore activity. It is located at 1 Hooper Boulevard, Imperial Beach, CA 91932-1050 (at the same location as the former NSGD Imperial Beach).

It was advertised as another major milestone in the NSW Global Transformation and a reshaping of the Naval Special Warfare Center. The requirement for NSW specialized Courses of Instruction (COI) in support of Overseas Contingency Operations will continue, which was thought to necessitate establishment of the advanced training command. NAVSPECWARADVTRACOM will be responsible for the coordination, management, and conduct of the specialized COIs and for providing the same training to Joint Special Operations and foreign counterpart personnel. Manpower exceeding 200 will be provided by transfers from Naval Special Warfare Center, San Diego. The command supports more than 30 advanced training courses, seven detachments and 15 training sites across the country, including detachments in Alaska and Hawaii.


  1. ^ Bahmanyar, Mir; Michael Welply (2005). US Navy Seals. Osprey Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 978-1-84176-807-6.

External links[edit]