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NEWS | Nov. 8, 2021

Commander, Navy Installations Command visits Naval Technical Training Center Lackland

By Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy S. Dejesus Naval Technical Training Center Lackland Public Affairs

Vice Adm. Yancy B. Lindsey, Commander, Navy Installations Command, visited Naval Technical Training Center Lackland in San Antonio to see firsthand the new master-at-arms apprenticeship training Nov. 1.

"It was a pleasure to host Vice Adm. Lindsey and demonstrate for him some of the training that goes into developing a Navy master-at-arms," said Cmdr. Damon Sumerall, NTTC Lackland Commanding Officer.

Lindsey toured the non-lethal weapons class, where students learn how to gain compliance from a threatening individual by employing baton strikes.

Throughout his tour, Lindsey took the time to speak with staff and discuss their role and the vital work they do every day to ensure the Fleet receives well-trained master-at-arms personnel who are watch-ready and capable.

Lindsey also observed students learning how to operate access control points and perform vehicle inspections. The training ranges from how to handle the penetration of an access control point, surveillance, and bomb threats.

The admiral mentioned that training equipment is a priority, and it is necessary to make sure that staff and students have the right tools to succeed. Students need to process different scenarios that can happen while standing duty and know how to protect an installation or platform.

Lindsey also observed students demonstrating how to respond to an active shooter scenario. He watched students negotiate ladders wells and enter two different rooms to confront a mock active shooter.

The final venue was a tour of the 341st Training Squadron that provides the Department of the Defense with trained military working dogs and handlers. Lindsey toured the dog kennels and observed what is used to ensure the dogs receive top care. It was mentioned to the Admiral that it takes a lot to make sure the dogs eat correctly and that they are looked after around the clock.

The Center for Security Forces provides specialized training to more than 23,000 students each year. It has 14 training locations across the United States and worldwide that carry the motto "Where Training Breeds Confidence."