Navy Afloat Maintenance Training Strategy (NAMTS) was established in 1996 by the CNO to improve battlegroup organic maintenance capability and material self-sufficiency. Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) trains Sailors through the NAMTS program by utilizing I-Level hands-on maintenance production to “forge maintenance warriors,” who are competent and confident in their ability to own, maintain and operate their shipboard equipment.
CNRMC, the Regional Maintenance Centers (RMC), Naval Shipyards (NSY), Intermediate Maintenance Facilities (IMF), Trident Refit Facility (TRF) Bangor and designated afloat activities are collaborating on specific repair and maintenance “value streams” to form the Navy’s largest “SEA” school:
• Maintenance Competency Development
• Material Readiness Support
• Shop Production
While assigned to a RMC, IMF, NNSY, TRF or designated afloat command, NAMTS trains Sailors in 26 different Journeymen Level Repair and Maintenance Technician training programs through hands-on shop production work accomplishment. NAMTS graduates are awarded NAMTS Navy Enlisted Classifications (NEC) codes in order that they are assigned to NAMTS NEC coded billets.
In addition to NAMTS training available at the RMCs/IMFs, many afloat NAMTS programs have been established aboard ships across several different platforms. CNRMC is making NAMTS training a priority for our Sailors and our fleet.