The oldest part of historic NTC, the anchor and main gate create a memorable landmark for all visitors and recruits alike. Named for the base’s first commander, Sellers Plaza serves as the Naval Training Center’s front door. Twin guard buildings flank the gate with the steel arch added in 1932. For years, Gate One was the only entrance left open past curfew. So if sailors stayed out too late, they were discovered on their way back in.
Did you know?
San Diego businessman William Kettner was elected to Congress in 1913 and was instrumental in bringing the Navy to San Diego. He worked tirelessly with then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt to have San Diego chosen as the site of Navy training facility.