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Encyclopedia > 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.
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. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (2100 × 1500 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 571 pixelsFull resolution (2100 × 1500 pixel, file size: 1. ... USN redirects here. ... North Chicago is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. ... U.S. Army recruits learn about bayonet fighting skills in an infantry Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...

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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 Camp portion) are not in danger of closing. Several hundred million dollars have been invested in building new barracks ("ships"), a $72,000,000 training facility, as well as numerous upgrades around the base. It is the United States Navy's only boot camp facility. Great Lakes Naval Recruit Training Command (RTC) in Illinois is the central processing location for Naval recruits. Approximately 50,000 recruits pass through Great Lakes RTC annually with up to 25,000 recruits onboard the installation at any time.


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. Historically, the North Shore referred to the area serviced by the now defunct Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, which ran along Lake Michigans western shore between Chicago and Milwaukee from 1896 until 1963. ... Waukegan is a city in Lake County, Illinois, of which it is the county seat. ... North Chicago is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. ...


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. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Public Safety

The Naval Station Great Lakes 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.


Criminal and traffic cases are presided over by the 19th Judicial Circuit for the State of Illinois at the Lake County Courthouse in downtown Waukegan, Illinois.


The Great Lakes Police Department is a member of North East Multi-Regional Training (NEMRT), where officers receive continuing education along with police officers from the Chicago area.


Great Lakes police officers are represented by the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, Local 714, Law Enforcement Division.


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. Great Lakes firefighters provide fire protection and inspection services, as well as paramedic and Advanced Life Support services at Great Lakes.


Great Lakes firefighters are represented by the International Association of Firefighters.


Navy Master-at-Arms billets are generally assigned to physical security and administrative duties.


References

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External links

Coordinates: 42.3091892° N 87.8500708° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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