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The Naval OPSEC Support Team (NOST)

The Naval OPSEC Support Team was established in 2005 as the Navy’s OPSEC support capability, tasked with providing program development, planning, training, assessments and surveys, and operational support throughout the service.  The team accomplishes its mission through certification training and supporting U.S Naval and Joint Forces worldwide via the OPSEC program manager course, a one-stop-shop website, and reach-back support email addresses at and

The Navy OPSEC Course certifies OPSEC officers, program managers, and also meets public affairs and social media account manager training requirements stated in DoDI 5400.17.
Courses are presented in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, California, and via mobile training teams world-wide in several fleet-concentrated areas.

  • Day 1: includes an introduction to OPSEC, theory and overview, identification of critical information, threat and vulnerability analysis, risk assessment and application of measures and countermeasures. 

  • Day 2: includes an operational exercises, program management, conducting assessments, information operations integration, social media, and publicly available information.  

To register for a course on the East Coast, Europe or in Middle East, email; to register for a course on the West Coast, Hawaii or in the Far East, email Provide full name, command and DoDID number when registering; a welcome letter will be included in the response. 

To request an unscheduled or ad hoc course, email with proposed dates, location, justification and estimated cost for the traveler. 

Navy OPSEC Course schedule

JUNE 2023
06 – 07 Jun 23                  EWTG LANT Norfolk
06 – 07 Jun 23                  NIWTG San Diego
13 – 14 Jun 23                  Navy Region Northwest
26 – 28 Jun 23                  SOAC (Closed)
27 – 28 Jun 23                  Naval Base Guam
JULY 2023
11 – 12 Jul 23                   EWTG LANT Norfolk
18 – 19 Jul 23                   MCB Quantico, VA
18 – 19 Jul 23                   Naval Post Graduate School 
25 – 26 Jul 23                   Groton, CT
08 – 09 Aug 23                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
08 – 09 Aug 23                 NIWTG San Diego
21 – 23 Aug 23                 SOAC (Closed)
12 – 13 Sep 23                 EWTG LANT Norfolk
19 – 20 Sep 23                 Okinawa, Japan
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