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type maintenance and stenography. The present
capacity of the Service Schools is about 5,000 men.
The largest of the three commands at the Train-
ing Center is the Recruit Training Command. Here
the recruit undergoes his transition from civilian to
military life, learns the history, traditions, customs
and regulations of his chosen service, and receives
instruction in naval skills and subjects which will
be basic information throughout his period of naval
Most of the facilities of the Recruit Training
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Command are centered on Bainbridge Court and
occupy the southern half of the Training Center.
Here are concentrated the barracks and headquar-
ters of each of the three recruit regiments, and
nearby are located the mess halls, classrooms, athletic
Fields and recreation buildings used by the recruits.
When completed, the new camp will add a fourth
regimental area to the Recruit Training Command.
Now entering its thirty-Hrst year of service to the
Navy, the Naval Training Center, San Diego faces
with confidence the challenges of an unsettled world.
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of operation, over 150,000 recruits received training
Late in 1952 projects were approved to convert
some recruit barracks into classrooms and to extend
training facilities by construction of a permanent
recruit camp on the undeveloped Training Center
land lying to the south and east of the estuary. The
six converted barracks went in to service as recruit
classrooms in April, 1953, and construction work on
the new carnp should reach completion in l954g
With the completion of this project the Naval Train-
ing Center will have filled out to its present boun-
daries of 435 acres.
In the furtherance of its mission of supplying
trained naval personnel to the fleets and ships of the
United States Navy, each of the three subordinate
commands of the Naval Training Center have im-
portant roles to fill.
The Administrative Command has the responsi-
bility of conducting most of the Center's adminis-
trative business and furnishing a wide range of
services necessary to the daily life of the large com-
munity which the Center has become. The Admin-
istrativc Command has the responsibility of main-
taining the Center's buildings and grounds, and
through its facilities all personnel on the Center are
housed, fed, clothed and paid, and receive their
medical and dental care. The Administrative Com-
mand also provides such other community services
as recreational and Navy Exchange facilities, com-
munications, postal and transportation services, and
police and fire protection.
Under the Service School Command are grouped
more than twenty Navy Schools in which recruits
as well as men from the fleet receive training in
the specialized duties of certain ratings. Most of
these are Class "AH schools, where non-rated men
learn the skills and information necessary to them
to perform a specific petty ofhcer rating. Among
these schools are those which train fire control tech-
nicians, electricians mates, radiomen, yeomen, com-
missarymen and stewards. Other schools teach spe-
cialized skills such as motion picture operation, tele-
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