Commissioned January 23rd, 2010
Training Ship Nicholas H. Anderson was commissioned on January 23, 2010 at CBC Port Hueneme. Originally members of the Ben Moreell Battalion, the unit's Navy League Cadets and the adult staff tasked with conducting their program were transferred into the newly created NLCC unit. TS Nicholas H. Anderson continues to share space and some support staff with the Ben Moreell Battalion, which currently occupies spaces on the entire second floor of Building 104, adjacent to the NCTC.
The Training Ship is proudly named for Lance Corporal Nicholas H. Anderson, United States Marine Corps. LCPL Anderson died in a vehicle incident while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. He died on November 12, 2004. Prior to his enlistment in the USMC, LCPL Anderson was a member of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
During the Ben Moreell Battalion's 38 years of active service, hundreds of cadets have learned about naval life, and developed a sense of pride, patriotism, courage, and self-reliance, all within an environment free of drugs and gangs. TS Nicholas H. Anderson carries on that proud tradition with the younger members of the Corps, preparing them for future enrollment in the NSCC and beyond.
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