Armed Forces News

Norfolk - June 2019: Fire Controlman 1st Class Jessica Himmelberger mans a simulated close-in weapon’s system (CWIS) station at the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT) at Naval Base Norfolk. The CSCS mission is to develop and deliver surface ship combat systems training to the fleet and achieve surface warfare superiority. (Navy photo by MCS 2nd Class Sonja Wickard/Released)

The Dahlgren, Virginia-based Center for Surface Combat Systems has a new name. As of Nov. 1, it will be known as the Surface Combat Systems Training Command (SCSTC) – pronounced “Sea-Stick.”

As the name would suggest, the change reflects the command’s primary mission of training sailors and reflects the fact that it now falls under the Naval Education and Training Command.


Sailors who hold electronics technician (ET), fire controlman (FC), fire controlman (Aegis) (FCA), interior communications electrician (IC), gunner’s mate (GM) mineman (MN), operations specialist (OS) and sonar technician, surface (STG) will continue to undergo training there – under both hands-on and virtual scenarios. STSTC now is composed of more than 6,500 students and staff members at 12 worldwide locations.