Naval Special Warfare Center

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

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

The NSWC currently covers these subsidiary training sites: Naval Air Station Key West, Florida; Hawaii; Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona; Hurlburt Field, Florida; Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment Kodiak, Alaska; SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) Training, Naval Support Activity Panama City, Florida; Advanced Training, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia; and La Posta Mountain Warfare Training Facility. [1]

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 training.


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

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