Dam Neck Tenant Commands

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The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) was established May 30, 2008, at Dam Neck Annex. This command serves as the central authority for U.S. Navy training for leadership, and professional and personal development training and support. By providing the best tools, opportunities and solutions, in conjunction with the most effective training delivery, it fosters an environment where all members of the Navy community can achieve their maximum potential.

CPPD’s mission is to develop the Navy’s workforce by providing education and training opportunities that build personal, professional and leadership competencies in support of mission readiness. As a center of excellence, CPPD inspires Sailors, their families and DOD personnel to unparalleled levels of personal and professional achievement.

CPPD’s lines of business include personal development, professional development and voluntary education. For additional information, visitCPPD's website.


The primary mission of Training Support Center Hampton Roads (TSCHR) is to provide centralized student management for 90,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen who pass through the Naval Education and Training Center (NETC) Hampton Roads training commands each year.

In addition, it provides fiscal, business management, information technology and facilities support to learning centers and certain learning sites not directly supported by or collocated with a learning center. Information technology also supports learning centers/sites and other activities throughout an area from east of the Mississippi River to Europe. Finally, TSCHR functions as a training liaison with both fleet operational commands and NETC learning center/sites.

TSCHR officially stood up in May 2004 with its headquarters at Dam Neck Annex. In addition to the headquarters, TSCHR has four primary regional offices in Hampton Roads: at NAS Oceana, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Naval Support Activity Northwest and Naval Station Norfolk. The Norfolkoffice also has satellite service centers at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, St. Juliens Creek and Naval Support Activity Norfolk.


Distributed Training Center Atlantic (DTCLANT) provides live, virtual, constructive (LVC) and Navy continuous training support for basic, intermediate and advanced phases of the fleet response training program.

Capabilities for the unit include distributed training support for joint, reserve, coalition and allies; pier-side and systems trainer network connectivity; and Joint Semi-Automated Forces modeling and simulation system.


The Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Hampton Roads’ mission is to provide dynamic, state-of-the-art basic and specialized intelligence training for active-duty and reserve component Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and selected civilian and foreign naval personnel. More than 3,200 students receive training in intelligence methodologies and applications annually.


The mission of Marine Corps Intelligence Schools Command (MCIS) is to coordinate and integrate validated training and education requirements regarding intelligence occupational fields, MOS 8621 (remote sensor operator) and 705X (aircraft rescue and firefighter specialist). MCIS is the intelligencetraining and education center of excellence, providing quality training to ensure the best trained Marines in entry-, intermediate- and advanced-level intelligence skills for service in the operating forces and supporting establishment under Training and Education Command, HQMC Quantico, Virginia.


The mission of Marine Detachment Dam Neck is to train and mentor Marines in entry and advanced core competencies associated with Marine Air-Ground Task Force Intelligence operations, in order to provide operating forces with Marines who possess the technical skill sets to succeed in combat.


The mission of the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Unit Dam Neck is to provide fleet, joint and allied forces with trained personnel fully capable of employing and maintaining surface sensor, communication and weapons systems.

The center enhances warfighting capabilities and readiness though continuous innovation and improvement in training. The 271 personnel assigned to CSCS train and educate Navy, Army, Coast Guard and foreign military students in operations, weapons and combat systems fundamentals across a broad range of communications, navigation, link, fire control and data systems equipment. In fiscal year 2011, CSCS Unit Dam Neck conducted 465 convenings in 99 courses of instruction, graduating 4,300 students.


Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA), Dam Neck has provided vital technical support to an ever-increasing variety of ships, aircraft and submarines for more than 50 years. It was commissioned March 31, 1963, as the Fleet Computer Programming Center, Atlantic. On July 31, 1971, FCDSSA was upgraded to command status and changed to Fleet Combat Directions Systems Activity, Dam Neck. Management responsibility formerly assumed by COMTRALANT (1963-1969) and then by CINCLANTFLT (1969-1972) was taken over by CNO (OP-34), then later by Naval Sea Systems Command. On Jan. 2, 1992, FCDSSA became a part of the Naval Surface Warfare Center based in Washington, D.C.

The command is in Hopper Hall. The center’s mission involves planning, developing, testing and delivering computer programs for shipboard combat direction systems, or as they were once called, the Navy Tactical Data Systems (NTDS). CDSA, Dam Neck was organized into five divisions, one of which, the Combat and Weapon Systems In-Service Engineering Division, was in Port Hueneme, California. In December 2000, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Dam Neck Detachment was disestablished and CDSA, Dam Neck under the Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division was commissioned.

Today, CDSA, Dam Neck serves the fleet as a tenant command at Dam Neck Annex. This geographic location, unique facilities, talented workforce and strong customer focus has made CDSA, Dam Neck arecognized leader in combat systems and training.


The mission of Commander Undersea Surveillance is to support anti-submarine warfare command and tactical forces by detecting, classifying and providing timely reporting of information on submarines and other contacts of interest; to provide command of Naval Ocean Processing Facilities (NOPFs), to include direct tactical control of associated Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) ships; and to gather long-term acoustic, oceanographic and hydrographic information.

The Integrated Undersea Surveillance System mission is multifaceted, encompassing not only the operations of detection, localization and tracking of submarines and the collection of acoustic and hydrographic information, but also the maintenance of processing and communications equipment necessary to carry out the operational mission.

Since the inception of the Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) in 1954, personnel stationed at naval facilities, naval ocean processing centers, joint sites, training commands and on the organization’s headquarters’ staffs in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets have pursued the undersea warfare mission.


Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic (MIFC LANT) is a Coast Guard Atlantic Area unit responsible for providing timely, actionable intelligence to Coast Guard operational commanders and forces to shape and drive decisions and actions across the spectrum of Coast Guard operations.

The center directs specialized product lines and services across multiple disciplines to deliver intelligence around the clock to meet the specific requirements of customers at the area, district and unit level. MIFC LANT also participates as part of a Coast Guard Intelligence Enterprise with other intelligence nodes and external partners to support broader Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and national requirements.


The Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command’s mission is to provide tactical indications and warning intelligence and force protection, enabling Navy and joint commanders to conduct missions across the full spectrum of expeditionary operations.


One of the few remaining Integrated Undersea Surveillance (IUSS) facilities, Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF) Dam Neck conducts operations throughout the Atlantic Ocean, North Atlantic and Norwegian Sea. In May 2009, NOPF Dam Neck officially became a joint command, vastly increasing its area of responsibility as well as giving it the largest contingent of United Kingdom personnel in the United States.

Its mission is to provide timely and accurate acoustic cueing to operating and supporting forces, and to conduct continuous maritime surveillance for homeland security 24/7, 365 days a year.

NOPF Dam Neck is divided into three major segments — operations, maintenance and support. Operations consists of Sonar Technician (Surface) (STG) and (Subsurface) (STS) and Naval Aircrewmen, supporting anti-submarine warfare commands and tactical forces in the control of sea lines of communication and domination of the undersea battle space through the initial detection, classification and timely reporting of information on submarines and other contacts of interest, to include reach-back support of associated Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) ships.

Maintenance includes STGs and Electronics Technicians (ET), supporting the operations watch floor by maintaining, troubleshooting and replacing parts of the complex Integrated Common Processor System and IUSS associated auxiliary equipment. Support personnel include Yeomen (YN), Legalmen (LN), Information Systems Technicians (IT), Electrician’s Mates (EM), Enginemen (EN), Logistics Specialists (LS) and Construction Electricians (CE). They provide administrative, computer and communications, facilities and supply support for both operations and maintenance.

NOPF Dam Neck has approximately 234 U.S. Navy enlisted members, 43 United Kingdom Royal Navy and Royal Air Force enlisted members, 16 U.S. Navy officers, two Royal Navy and Royal Air Force officers and seven civilians.


The mission of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, Virginia Beach Detachment is to provide test and evaluation, in-service engineering and integrated logistics support for surface ship combat and sensor systems. It is responsible for maintenance documentation, logistics support, performance evaluation, and installation and fleet support for more than 500 fielded radar systems.

In addition, it maintains radar and computer facilities at the Dam Neck Annex, which provide live, over-water test capabilities for surface ship sensor systems. These radar systems are used for software development testing, fleet training, maintenance procedure development and replicating fleet equipment problems for quick resolution.


The Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center’s instructional multimedia products give instructors and course developers powerful dynamic visual tools for effective e-learning and traditional classroom training. Let the center’s training solutions exceed your training developmental expectations. The center is funded to provide quality visual information products to NETC commands.


The mission of Tactical Training Group, Atlantic (TTGL) is to prepare the Atlantic Fleet to effectively execute tactical naval operations missions. It conducts core competency training, mentoring and assessment

of unit in the integrated training phase to provide worldwide deployment forces. It also maximizes classroom and synthetic tools ashore to offset risks. Additionally, TTGL provides a demand signal to the centers of excellence and maintains a best practice library.

It prepares strike group staffs and warfare commanders in the employment of naval forces throughout the spectrum of maritime operations from maintaining freedom of the seas and deterrence to direct combat operations by providing advanced, coordinated, operational and tactical training to deploying carrier, expeditionary and surface strike groups, warfare commanders and their respective staffs, as well as commanding/key officers of combatant ships, submarines and aviation squadrons.


Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) Command moved to Dam Neck Annex from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek — Fort Story in April 2011. The command is the product of a merging of two separate commands in 2009: Maritime Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) and Expeditionary Training Command (ETC).

The command mans, trains, equips and deploys maritime civil affairs and security force assistance to regional combatant and joint task force commanders operating in support of maritime security and stability. Its mission is to establish and enhance relations between military forces, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and the civilian populace.

The unit includes 172 active-duty, 127 reserve and nine civilian members who deploy globally to strengthen relationships with partner nations. In 2011, MCAST deployed 19 Maritime Civil Affairs teams and 23 Security Force Assistance mobile training teams. Civil Affair Team deployments ranged from four to seven months in duration, covering the Horn of Africa region, global fleet stations (Africa Partnership Station, Continuing Promise and Pacific Partnership), the Philippines and Honduras. Security Force Assistance teams typically deploy for shorter durations, usually two to three weeks, but team members deploy more frequently. SFA missions cover the Horn of Africa, Africa Partnership Station, South America and Europe.

The command is in Raborn Hall (Building 586) at 472 Polaris St. Newly checking-in personnel should report to Raborn Hall or contact the quarterdeck at 757-492-0730.

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