Commanded by Rear Admiral Roy J. Kelley, the
Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), CNATRA and NATRACOM are headquartered on board NAS Corpus Christi, Texas.

Training Excellence

A Sailor signals a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft to maneuver into place aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Servicemen raise the holiday flag at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in honor of the 69th anniversary of the dedication of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

Pilot Training

A pilot assigned to Training Air Wing Six, prepares his T-6A Texan II turboprop trainer for departure on board Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.

The Blue Angels

CDR Tom Frosch, flight leader and commanding officer, leads the Diamond formation on take-off during the Defenders of Freedom Air Show.

Our Mission

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The Mission of Naval Air Training Command is to train the world's finest combat quality aviation professionals, delivering them at the right time, in the right numbers, and at the right cost to a Naval Force that is where it matters, when it matters.

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Aviation Training

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Since the days when naval aviator #1 - Lt Theodore Ellyson - trained at the Curtis Aviation Camp a North Island, CA, in 1911, to today with 5 Training Air Wings located across the American Southeast, the production of the world's finest naval aviators has been our business.

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It is an exciting time in Naval Aviation as most training and fleet aircraft are in the process of transitioning to newer models/aircraft. CNATRA is modernizing and downsizing from seven type model series with eleven configurations to four type model series and configurations.

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RDML Roy J. Kelley

RDML Roy J. Kelley

Rear Admiral Kelley is a native of Newark, Ohio. He is a 1984 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

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