The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment (CNATT DET, Whiting Field) is composed of two Military Training Units (MTUs) encompassing seven courses ranging from two to nine weeks in length. The areas of study include three levels of instruction for the Ordnance University (MTU-6005) and four courses of instruction for the Aviation Maintenance Training Unit (MTU-6010) that include the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) Indoctrination and Management courses, Advanced Aviation Maintenance Manager (A2M2) Course facilitated online via NKO, and the Aviation Maintenance Commanding Officer Training (AMCOT) course. CNATT DET Whiting Field students check in at the administration office, located in Building 2945, aboard NAS Whiting Field.
Aviation Maintenance Officer School (MTU-6010)
The Aviation Maintenance Officer School provides training to newly commissioned or designated aviation ground officers, who are prospective members of Intermediate or Organizational Maintenance Activities. Training is provided to prepare students to perform in aviation maintenance leadership positions in various fleet aviation units. The school is divided into four separate courses of instruction with two resident courses conducted at CNATT DET Whiting Field that include the Naval Aviation Maintenance Programs (NAMP) Indoctrination Course (nine weeks) and Naval Aviation Maintenance Programs Management Course (three weeks). The two resident courses of instruction encompass the entire spectrum of Naval and Marine Corps aviation maintenance management as set forth in the NAMP with particular emphasis on the Intermediate (I Level) and Organizational (O Level) maintenance activities, to include their interface with the supply system as well as other related activities. The curriculum contains a variety of topics ranging from aviation maintenance management to aircraft weight and balance. The Indoctrination Course also includes an additional hands-on lab to assist the students in understanding the planning, communication and internal aspects of managing both I- and O-level maintenance functions within an I-Level Production Control and O-Level Maintenance Control. This is a structured comprehensive training program to standardize and expand upon the level of expertise of Officers, Senior Enlisted and DOD civilians. The NAMP Indoctrination course is available for Navy Officers (1520/1525/1527) and Marine Corps Officers (6002) with little (two years or less) or no aviation maintenance background. The NAMP Management course is available for Navy Officers (63XX/73XX) and Marine Corps Officers (6004) with significant (two years or more) aviation maintenance background.
The Advanced Aviation Maintenance Manager (A2M2) Course facilitated online via NKO is designed to provide senior LT/Captain (USMC) (O-3) in zone for promotion and LCDR/Major (O-4) USN and USMC maintenance officers (AMOs) the knowledge of logistics support and advanced managerial responsibilities, under conditions of readiness both ashore and afloat in preparation of assignment to senior staff positions at TYCOMs, AIMDs and CVWs. Training is necessary to permit the AMO to transition to the senior position with prior knowledge of what is expected leading to more efficient individual performance earlier in the assignment period. The Aviation Maintenance Commanding Officer Training (AMCOT) course is facilitated annually in San Diego or Norfolk and is designed for all Aviation Command Screen Board (ACSB) slated Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Officers, and Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Officer-In-Charge, and is equivalent to the Unrestricted Line (URL) community Prospective Commanding Officer (PCO) Course.
Aviation Ordnance Officer Course (MTU-6005)
The Aviation Ordnance Officer Career Progression Course creates a training path, which begins immediately following accession training and culminates in specialized training in preparation for increased levels of responsibility and authority associated with Aviation Ordnance Management. The Ordnance University is divided into three levels of instruction. Level I training is a six-week course intended to build incrementally on previously acquired skills and to provide graduated educational and professional career paths for aviation ordnance officers and senior enlisted personnel. This is a structured comprehensive training program to standardize and expand upon the level of expertise of newly commissioned LDOs, CWOs and senior enlisted personnel. This course consists of technical, administrative and safety-oriented instruction, which will significantly enhance the professionalism of successful graduates. This instruction covers a wide range of topics designed to provide the student with general knowledge of various areas an aviation ordnance officer may manage in his or her career. Level II is a two-week course with instruction targeted at officers and senior enlisted personnel. Focus will be placed on job-related functions that are associated with assignments to ordnance management billets. This is a structured comprehensive training program to standardize and expand upon the level of expertise of officers, senior enlisted and DOD civilians at their mid-career point. Level III is a two-week course with instruction intended for officers and senior enlisted personnel. Focus will be placed on job-related functions that are associated with assignments to senior ordnance management billets (i.e., TYCOMS, FLTCOMs, Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity, Naval Operational Logistics Support Center, and Washington, D.C., area tours). This is a structured comprehensive training program to standardize and expand upon the level of expertise of officers, senior enlisted and DOD civilians at their upper career point. This training is available to officer and senior enlisted aviation ordnance personnel.