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Recruit Training Great Lakes

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Naval Station Great Lakes An aerial view showing a special recruit graduation "Pass in Review" Ceremony held at Ross Field, Naval Training Center Great Lakes.

Naval Station Great Lakes is the United States Navy 's Headquarters Command for training issues, located in North Chicago, Illinois . Important tenant commands include the Recruit Training Center ( Basic Training ), Training Support Center and Naval Recruiting District Chicago.

Contents 1 Major Tenant Commands 1.1 Recruit Training Command 1.2 Training Support Center 2 BRAC 2005 3 Public Safety 4 References 5 External links Major Tenant Commands Recruit Training Command

RTC Great Lakes is the Navy's only basic training facility.

Training Support Center

TSC Great Lakes is the Navy's premier technical training command. It has an annual throughput of 16,000 sailors a year. TSC supports the following five learning sites:

Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) Center for Naval Engineering (CNE) Center for EOD and Dive (CNEODD) Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) Center for Personal Development (CPD) Center for Service Support (CSS) BRAC 2005

Great Lakes NTC (Naval Training Command) and RTC (Recruit Training Command - the Boot

Geographically, the station separates the affluent North Shore from the more industrial Waukegan /North Chicago area, the latter now announcing numerous redevelopments across their span for strip malls and New Urban residency communities.

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Great Lakes Naval Training Station historic district in 1986 covering 1,932 acres (7.8 km²) , 43 buildings, 14 structures, 6 objects.

Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety encompasses fire, police and security needs at Great Lakes.

Law enforcement is provided by the Great Lakes Police Department, a civilian agency with dozens of officers. Great Lakes police officers are fully recognized by the state of Illinois and have full arrest powers over all personnel, military and civilian. The current Chief of Police is Victor Fuentes.

The Great Lakes Fire Department is a civilian agency which is affiliated with MABAS, the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, and frequently assists other area fire departments.

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