NAVSCIATTS - Stennis Space Center, MS


Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS), on the Stennis Space Center, MS., has a mission to provide partner nation security forces with the highest level of riverine and coastal craft operations and maintenance technical training. The change in structure aligns the operational expertise of the Naval Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) with the NAVSCIATTS schoolhouse.  Read More HERE


The new NAVSCIATTS website is now online. Look over the new courses available from the "Welcome" page and select "Courses". (added 02-01-2011) Article from Ethos Magazine -->

2006 photo of training Boat PBL. PBL with Foreign Students. Foreign Students have Classroom training as well as Hands on Boat work. Iraqi River Policeman student returns fire on aggressors. Watchful instructors and hands on training for foreign students from all over the world.

Many of the NAVSCIATTS Instructors are SWCC. Students under pressure of tactical exercises.
Current live fire exercise for foreign students.

Instructor helps student with M240MG


Added 03-20-09      
Classroom weapons maintenance under the guidance of a SWCC NAVSCIATTS Instructor NAVSCIATTS Student man the M-60 Underway and vigilant students

NAVSCIATTS Students insert WHINSEC WHINSEC student on land portion of Op.


WHINSEC  students with captured  Aggressor The extraction of the WHINSEC ground element
Extraction onto PBL. Note PBL in background pull security NAVSCIATTs instructors and students
PBLs respond to ambush

Students from many nations debriefed on joint ops.

NAVCIATTS C.O. Cmdr Bill Mahoney debriefs students on this joint exercise.

Navsciatts PBLs Navsciatts Patrol Officers Course Underway On Patrol Foreign students scan the shoreline

Columbian student waiting clearance to fire.

Navsciatts student fires M240 with 7.62 blanks ammo.

NAVSCIATTS instructor teaching foreign students the basics of marine engines.

NAVSCIATTS- Students from the Patrol Officer Course prepare to insert students from various countries of the Americas

NAVSCIATTS- Senior Ranking Officers from Panama's SENAFRONT receive Briefing on NAVSCIATTS   and the courses and Operations and Craft.

Navsciatts in Stennis trains other nations in Small craft tactics (Added 01-22-2013)   

(Added 02-12-2018)
(Added 02-12-2018) the cloth patches will be wore on the camouflage uniforms
(Added 02-12-2018)
New SWCC pin
(Added 02-12-2018)

03-20-09) Joint, Combined Training Increases Interoperability with Partner Nations  Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) conducted a joint field training exercise March 6 at Stennis Space Center, Miss.
The training was the first time NAVSCIATTS and WHINSEC worked together in a joint effort. Students represented 24 different partner nations.   Read more here. . .

(09-22-09)  The Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical School (NAVCIATTS) will host Naval Special Warfare Group 4's Global Maritime Security Force Assistance Symposium Sept. 28 through Oct. 1. An estimated 50 attendees from the U.S. and partner nations will assemble to discuss common efforts to develop regional maritime training centers in Colombia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Cameroon.     Read more here. . .

(added 06-26-2012)

120622-N-EO971-116 STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (June 12, 2012) Cmdr. John Cowan, commanding officer, Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School, addresses his new command for the first time
during a change of command ceremony June 22. In addition to serving with conventional SEAL Teams, the new NAVSCIATTS commander is qualified in SEAL Delivery Vehicle and Advanced Special Operations. Also attending
the ceremony were Capt. Todd Veazie, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group - 4 (back left), and former NAVSCIATTS Cmdr. Bill Mahoney. (U.S.
Navy photo by Darian Wilson/Released)


JOHN C. STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (NNS) - Naval Small Craft
Instruction and Technical Training School held a change of command
ceremony June 22.

Cmdr. John C. Cowan relieved Cmdr. Bill Mahoney.

"As I move forward, I am always going to think about the people here who have moved this command forward day in and day out," said Mahoney in his remarks to more than 100 command employees and guests. "The entire command has done a great job, backed up by the chief's mess who mentor our young sailors and ensure they are able to hit the command running."

"Today is a celebration of the tremendous work that has been done here as NAVSCIATTS is such a very special place, unique in the entire Navy and all of the U.S. Special Operations Command," said Capt. Todd Veazie, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group - 4. "NAVSCIATTS is simply a place where we can transfer our capabilities and knowledge from the experts we have working here in order to help our friends and neighbors around the world as they come to train in our country together with our forces."

NAVSCIATTS is a Department of Navy security cooperation enabling schoolhouse operating under the United States Special Operations Command. NAVSCIATTS trains and educates exclusively international military students on small craft, operations, communications, weapons, maintenance, instructor development, as well as offering a strategic level course of instruction for mid-to-senior level officers from small maritime units. More than 9,000 students from 89 partner nations have graduated since 1963.

After turning over command after nearly four years, Mahoney will retire and move with his family to the Denver area.

The new commander was commissioned in 1995 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. Following successful completion of Basic Underwater Demolition/ SEAL (BUD/S) graduating class 204, he served on both East and West Coast SEAL Teams as well as two tours in Hawaii.

He also completed numerous deployments throughout United States Pacific Command, United States Central Command and the United States Africa Command in support of both Naval Special Warfare and Joint and
Theater Special Operations Commands.

In addition to serving with conventional SEAL Teams, he is qualified in SEAL Delivery Vehicle and Advanced Special Operations.

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VR, Darian

Mr. Darian L. Wilson  - Public Affairs Officer

Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS)

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