Center for Security Forces

Center for Security Forces This is the official page of the U.S. Navy Center for Security Forces.Our mission is to produce disciplined, motivated, physically fit and tactically proficient Sailors who embody Navy Core Values.

Hubert, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2020) Sailors assigned to Center for Security Forces Learning Site Camp Lejeune work to pick up r...
02/18/2020

Hubert, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2020) Sailors assigned to Center for Security Forces Learning Site Camp Lejeune work to pick up roadside litter as part of the state's Adopt-A-Highway program. (Images courtesy of Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Notorian Morris)

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding tour of duty? Check out this video that features life as an instructor a...
01/28/2020
Become a U.S. Navy SERE Instructor

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding tour of duty? Check out this video that features life as an instructor at the U.S. Navy Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School.

191121-N-N0433-001 -- Here is a glimpse into the U.S. Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) school to increase awareness and encourage Sail...

Check out the new CENSECFOR Toolbox mobile app now available in the Apple and Google app stores as well as the Navy App ...
01/22/2020
New Courses, New Enhancements! The CENSECFOR Mobile App is Now Available!

Check out the new CENSECFOR Toolbox mobile app now available in the Apple and Google app stores as well as the Navy App Locker.

The Center for Security Forces released the newest version of its mobile app last Friday – the CENSECFOR Toolbox. The app features a wide range of enhancements that place new levels of mastery right at the Sailor’s fingertip.

Are you considering options for your next tour of duty? Are you looking for something that would be both challenging and...
11/23/2019
191121 N N0433 001 - Become a U.S. Navy SERE Instructor

Are you considering options for your next tour of duty? Are you looking for something that would be both challenging and rewarding? Check out this exciting glimpse of what it is like to be a U.S. Navy SERE instructor.
https://youtu.be/dpuyU0u07Cs

Here is a glimpse into the U.S. Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) school to increase awareness and encourage Sailors to serve as a U.S....

Center for Security Forces's cover photo
11/22/2019

Center for Security Forces's cover photo

Naval Education and Training Command
10/29/2019
Naval Education and Training Command

Naval Education and Training Command

Discover how block learning at Information System Technician "A" School benefits Sailors and the fleet. #MyNavyHR #Sailor2025 #RRL #FleetReadinessStartsHere

Naval Education and Training Command
08/13/2019
Naval Education and Training Command

Naval Education and Training Command

The Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE) app helps Sailors who prefer using their mobile devices to review topics, access bibliographies, and complete the exam that corresponds to their paygrade. PMK-EE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1ST. #FleetReadinessStartsHere

08/08/2019
Sculpting the 2025 Navy Master-at-Arms
08/06/2019
Sculpting the 2025 Navy Master-at-Arms

Sculpting the 2025 Navy Master-at-Arms

The Center for Security Forces is revising and modernizing the Navy’s Master-at-Arms “A” School. The redesigned course will align to the Ready Relevant Learning model that provides Sailors with the right training at the right time in their naval careers.

07/25/2019
Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER)

Introducing the "Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality" project better known as TRACER. This innovative augmented reality training system is the result of a two-year collaborative effort between the Office of Naval Research and the Center for Security Forces. #WhereTrainingBreedsConfidence

The Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) TechSolutions-sponsored Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) package consists of ...

Realism Matters
07/23/2019
Realism Matters

Realism Matters

Taking a deep breath and eyes pressed tightly shut, a Sailor performed an about-face. His face tightened at the sound of his instructor shouting “O.C-O.C-O.C,” which was followed by a stream of "pepper" spray across his forehead and then the battle was on.

Check out this video by All Hands Magazine that features Security Reaction Force training at the Center for Security For...
06/04/2019
Security Reaction Force

Check out this video by All Hands Magazine that features Security Reaction Force training at the Center for Security Forces Detachment Pearl Harbor.

Protection at Sea

Check out the latest All Hands video and story that features the U.S. Navy's Expeditionary Combat Skills course taught a...
05/09/2019
Hold the Line

Check out the latest All Hands video and story that features the U.S. Navy's Expeditionary Combat Skills course taught at Center for Security Forces Learning Site Gulfport.

Shoot, Move, Communicate

Two Sailors attending Coastal Riverine training at Center for Security Forces Learning Site Camp Lejeune work together a...
04/10/2019
Two sailors recognized as heroes for saving woman's life

Two Sailors attending Coastal Riverine training at Center for Security Forces Learning Site Camp Lejeune work together and save a woman’s life.

Click below to read the full story and watch the video news segment.

A visit to the Marine Mart is a normal routine for Marines and sailors. Last Friday, it was a life-saving moment for two young sailors. Right in the drink aisle Petty Off. Justin Watts and Andrew O'Brien came to the rescue of a woman who was calling for help. It was supposed to be a typical between-...

190104-N-QK843-487 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti -- Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Christopher Henderson and military working dog M...
01/09/2019

190104-N-QK843-487 CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti -- Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Christopher Henderson and military working dog Mark practice on an agility course on base, Jan. 4, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joe Rullo/Released)

The Center for Security Forces congratulates Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Thomas Bloss and Boatswain's Mate 2n...
12/07/2018
CENSECFOR’s Elite Instructors for 2018

The Center for Security Forces congratulates Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Thomas Bloss and Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Michael Coyne on their selection as the 2018 Instructor of the Year in the mid-grade and junior category respectively. (To read the full story, click or tab the link below)

The Center for Security Forces announced its top Sailors who represent the best of the best as the command’s 2018 Instructors of the Year, Dec. 7.

Remembering President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States.
12/05/2018
Remembering President George H.W. Bush

Remembering President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States.

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, joined the Navy in 1942 at age 18 and became the youngest naval pilot at the time. During World War II, he served as a torpedo bomber assigned to the USS San Jacinto. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals during....

181114-N-JI527-099 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Nov. 14, 2018) Center for Security Forces Commanding Officer, Capt. John H. Ferg...
11/21/2018

181114-N-JI527-099 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Nov. 14, 2018) Center for Security Forces Commanding Officer, Capt. John H. Ferguson announced Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Nestor Gonzalez as the command’s 2018 Sailor of the Year during an awards ceremony held at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. (U.S. Navy photo by Nhoj F. Myrick/Released)

To read the full story, visit https://dvidshub.net/r/ed96px

The Center for Security Forces took pause Thursday to commemorate the 243rd Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps  at Joint ...
11/09/2018

The Center for Security Forces took pause Thursday to commemorate the 243rd Birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

180921-N-BG318-027 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Sept. 21, 2018) Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Calvin Brandt receives his combinat...
09/23/2018

180921-N-BG318-027 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Sept. 21, 2018) Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Calvin Brandt receives his combination cover from Chief Gunner’s Mate Rich Young during a chief petty officers pinning ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex base chapel. The ceremony featured 8 Sailors who were pinned and welcomed into the mess by their fellow chiefs. (U.S. Navy photo by Darryl Orrell/Released)

180921-N-BG318-019 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Sept. 21, 2018) Chief Master-at-Arms Jared Horn smiles as he receives his distinguis...
09/23/2018

180921-N-BG318-019 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Sept. 21, 2018) Chief Master-at-Arms Jared Horn smiles as he receives his distinguished fouled anchor collar devices from his family during a chief petty officers pinning ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex base chapel. The ceremony marks the culmination of a yearlong training process known as CPO-365, which prepares first class petty officers to answer the call to be "the chief." (U.S. Navy photo by Darryl Orrell/Released)

180921-N-BG318-013 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Sept. 21, 2018) Chief Operations Specialist Will Clark places a combination cover on...
09/23/2018

180921-N-BG318-013 CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Sept. 21, 2018) Chief Operations Specialist Will Clark places a combination cover on the head of Chief Machinist’s Mate (Non-Nuclear) Submarine Weapons Chris Tierney during a chief petty officers pinning ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex base chapel. The ceremony featured 8 Sailors who were pinned and welcomed into the mess by their fellow chiefs. (U.S. Navy photo by Darryl Orrell/Released)

180920-N-BG318-035 CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2018) Sailors hone their skills in tactical team movements, weapons...
09/21/2018

180920-N-BG318-035 CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2018) Sailors hone their skills in tactical team movements, weapons transition, and more during Security Reaction Force – Advance training at Center for Security Forces Detachment Chesapeake. The course provides personnel assigned to a Reaction Force the training and education to prevent threats from penetrating a unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Darryl Orrell/Released)

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. – The Petty Officer Association at Center for Security Forces Detachment Chesapeake received the ...
09/11/2018
CENSECFOR Sailors Receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. – The Petty Officer Association at Center for Security Forces Detachment Chesapeake received the President’s Volunteer Service Award during a ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, 7 Sept.(Click below to read the full story)

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. – The Petty Officer Association at Center for Security Forces Detachment Chesapeake received the President’s Volunteer Service Award during a ceremony held at the Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, 7 Sept.

130612-N-XP477-395 YORKTOWN, Va. (June 12, 2013) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class and line coach Charley Navasaitis, assigned to ...
09/09/2018

130612-N-XP477-395 YORKTOWN, Va. (June 12, 2013) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class and line coach Charley Navasaitis, assigned to the Weapons Department of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), supervises a Sailor as he fires a M9 Beretta 9mm pistol during a small arms qualification course at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. Abraham Lincoln is undergoing a four-year refueling complex overhaul in Newport News, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danian Douglas/Released) (do).

180907-N-BG318-017 CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2018) The Petty Officer Association at Center for Security Forces De...
09/07/2018

180907-N-BG318-017 CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2018) The Petty Officer Association at Center for Security Forces Detachment Chesapeake received the President’s Volunteer Service Award during a ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex. Individual award recipients are, from left to right, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Matthew Rosales, Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Connor Coburn, Master-at-Arms 1st Class William Kunkel, and Master-at-Arms 1st Class Natasha Gomez. (U.S. Navy photo by Darryl Orrell/Released)
#WhereTrainingBreedsConfidence

180830-N-ZZ999-001 PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 30, 2018) Center for Security Forces Detachment Pearl Harbor Officer-in-Charge, Lt...
09/06/2018

180830-N-ZZ999-001 PEARL HARBOR (Aug. 30, 2018) Center for Security Forces Detachment Pearl Harbor Officer-in-Charge, Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Maynor, presents Mineman 1st Class Brantly Hill his Master Training Specialist (MTS) certificate. The MTS Program is a voluntary program for Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) instructors and is designed to develop and qualify individuals who possess advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enhance the delivery of quality education and training in the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Sonar Technician Surface 2nd Class Phillip Sterbinsky/Released) #WhereTrainingBreedsConfidence

LANGUAGE TEST APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE- Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense L...
08/23/2018
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LANGUAGE TEST APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

- Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages?

- Dates, times, locations and test appointment registrations are on My Navy Portal: https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/information-warfare-training/n-dfltp.

For more language testing information, please contact:
[email protected]

Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at http://www/netc.navy.mil/centers/ciwt/clrec/

CENSECFOR Welcomes New Leadership
08/15/2018
CENSECFOR Welcomes New Leadership

CENSECFOR Welcomes New Leadership

NORFOLK – Capt. John H. Ferguson relieved Capt. Stephen S. Erb as commanding officer of the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) during a change of command ceremony held at the Decker Half Moone Center in downtown Norfolk, 9 Aug.

180809-N-BG318-052 NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 9, 2018) Captain John H. Ferguson (left) relieved Captain Stephen S. Erb (right) a...
08/09/2018

180809-N-BG318-052 NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 9, 2018) Captain John H. Ferguson (left) relieved Captain Stephen S. Erb (right) as commanding officer for the Center for Security Forces. The seamless transition of command took place in the presence of Naval Education and Training Command Chief of Staff, Captain Mike Whitt, who served as the presiding officer. The ceremony was held at the Decker Half Moone Center in downtown Norfolk. (U.S. Navy photo by Darryl Orrell/Released)

180808-N-BG318-001 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (August 8, 2018) Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Director of Innovation, L...
08/08/2018

180808-N-BG318-001 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (August 8, 2018) Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Director of Innovation, Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Littel, briefs command leadership on current efforts to enhance the mastery of our Sailors. The brief is part of a command offsite that serves as a precursor to the upcoming change of command that will take place on Thursday. 9 August when Capt. John H. Ferguson relieves Capt. Stephen S. Erb as commanding officer for CENSECFOR.

180702-N-FG323-096 SAN ANTONIO (Jul. 2, 2018) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Christina Ramirez recites the Master-at-Arm...
07/06/2018

180702-N-FG323-096 SAN ANTONIO (Jul. 2, 2018) Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class Christina Ramirez recites the Master-at-Arms Creed delivered by Chief Master-at-Arms Adam Levine during a rate conversion ceremony at Naval Technical Training Center Lackland. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Master-at-Arms Sara E. Horvath/Released)

06/22/2018
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ALL HANDS U.S. Navy runs Sailors and Marines through Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training, better known as SERE, at Center for Security Forces D...

Center for Security Forces's cover photo
05/07/2018

Center for Security Forces's cover photo

NTTC Lackland Celebrates SAAPM with Color
04/23/2018
NTTC Lackland Celebrates SAAPM with Color

NTTC Lackland Celebrates SAAPM with Color

Naval Technical Training Center Lackland participated in a 1.5 mile in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), April 13.

CENSECFOR Hosts Top Hatters Squadron
04/18/2018
CENSECFOR Hosts Top Hatters Squadron

CENSECFOR Hosts Top Hatters Squadron

The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Learning Site Little Creek hosted the Top Hatters Squadron with the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story for an action packed day of learning, Apr. 14.

180414-N-BG318-001 (April 14, 2018) The Center for Security Forces Learning Site Little Creek kicks off a full day of ac...
04/14/2018

180414-N-BG318-001 (April 14, 2018) The Center for Security Forces Learning Site Little Creek kicks off a full day of activity hosting the Top Hatters Squadron with the U. S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. (U. S. Navy photo by Darryl Orrell/Released)

NTTC Lackland Welcomes New Commanding Officer
04/11/2018
NTTC Lackland Welcomes New Commanding Officer

NTTC Lackland Welcomes New Commanding Officer

Cmdr. Robert Arias relieved Cmdr. Jeffery Martin as commanding officer Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Lackland, April 4.

Naval Technical Training Center Lackland
04/10/2018

Naval Technical Training Center Lackland

180404-N-FG323-074 SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 4, 2018) Cmdr. Jeffery Martin passes command of Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC) Lackland over to Cmdr. Robert Arias during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio. Arias is the first commanding officer of NTTC Lackland to have held the title of chief petty officer, limited duty officer, and security officer; making this day a historical marker in the history of command. (U.S. Navy Photo by Chief Master-at-Arms Sara Horvath/Released)

180404-N-JA923-020 SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 4, 2018) Master-at-Arms Enlisted Community Manager, Lt. Cmdr. Charles Cranston, spo...
04/05/2018

180404-N-JA923-020 SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 4, 2018) Master-at-Arms Enlisted Community Manager, Lt. Cmdr. Charles Cranston, spoke to students assigned to Naval Technical Training Center Lackland Master-at-Arms "A" school. The brief Cranston provided contained valuable information on the health of the rating, importance of studying for advancement, the meritorious advancement program, career development and career waypoints. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Master-at-Arms Natalie Caezza/Released)

180404-N-JA923-020 SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 4, 2018) Master-at-Arms Enlisted Community Manager, Lt. Cmdr. Charles Cranston, spoke to students assigned to Naval Technical Training Center Lackland Master-at-Arms "A" school. The brief Cranston provided contained valuable information on the health of the rating, importance of studying for advancement, the meritorious advancement program, career development and career waypoints. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Master-at-Arms Natalie Caezza/Released)

180324-N-SM577-0072 BOSTON (March 24, 2018) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Matthew Martinez, assigned to USS Constitution, sho...
04/04/2018

180324-N-SM577-0072 BOSTON (March 24, 2018) Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Matthew Martinez, assigned to USS Constitution, shows a JROTC cadet how to properly load a replica 24-pound long gun while participating in a gun drill evolution at Marine Maritime Academy. Constitution Sailors visited Maine Maritime Academy to teach JROTC cadets teamwork and history through gun and pike drills. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey Scoular/Released)

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