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Welcome to Naval Support Activity Monterey

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Installation Information

Home to over 15 tenant commands, NSA Monterey provides primary support to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Navy Research Lab (NRL), and the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC). NPS is the largest producer of advanced graduate degrees for the Department of Defense and proudly graduates thousands every year from all services and from over 50 countries. NRL provides all scientific and weather modeling as well as atmospheric and aerosol studies. FNMOC provides the highest quality, most relevant and timely worldwide Meteorology and Oceanography support to U.S. and coalition forces from FNMOC's 24x7 Operations Center in Monterey. NSA Monterey supports over 160 buildings which are located on more than 626 acres.

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Getting Here

Lat/Long Coordinates
36.599922, -121.872379
From San Francisco and San Jose
  1. Take US Route 101 South toward Prunedale
  2. At Prunedale, take CA Route 156 West to CA Route 1 South
  3. Proceed on CA Route 1 S to Monterey
  4. Take the "Del Monte Avenue" exit
  5. Follow the signs to Del Monte Avenue and turn left on Sloat Avenue
  6. Turn left at stop sign to enter the Main Gate

From Los Angeles and San Diego

  1. Take US Hwy 5 North toward Sacramento
  2. At Lost Hills, take CA Route 46 West toward Paso Robles
  3. At Paso Robles, take US Route 101 North toward Salinas
  4. At Salinas, take CA Route 68 West to Monterey
  5. Stay left on 68 W to merge onto CA Route 1 South
  6. Take the first "Monterey" exit
  7. Stay left on the exit, turn left onto Aguajito Road
  8. After .5 miles turn left at Mark Thomas Drive
  9. Follow Mark Thomas Drive to Sloat Avenue
  10. Turn right at the stop sign to enter the Main Gate

From Monterey Peninsula Airport

  1. The road leading out of the airport is Olmstead Road
  2. Follow Olmstead Road to Garden Road - first street on the right
  3. Turn right onto Garden Road
  4. Take Garden Road to 3-way traffic light; turn left onto Mark Thomas Drive
  5. Turn right onto Sloat Avenue at first traffic light
  6. Turn right at stop sign to enter the Main Gate

Arriving By Air
Monterey is serviced by three major airlines with most flights connecting through San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, or Phoenix.

    Persons taking a taxi should direct the driver to take them to the "Main Gate at NPS".

Gate Hours


Gate Operations:

Sloat Main Gate: 24/7
Del-Monte gate: Monday -Friday 0700-0830

ANNEX gate: 24/7

Gates hours and operations are subject to change at any time due to Force Protection needs.


  • Services are located at the Sloat Main Gate.
  • Please contact the office at 656-3643.
  • Customer Service hours are Monday through Friday, 0700 - 1130 and 1200 - 1500



Gate Access Procedures

  1. Sponsor has guest fill out and return SECNAV form. Personally Identifiable Information MUST be secured, if transmitted electronically. Encryption (via nps.edu network) or AMRDEC SAFE can be used.
  2. Sponsor completes NSAM Gate Access form.
  3. Sponsor sends encrypted form to mjrosas@nps.edu and jeflinn@nps.edu.
  4. Gate Access will notify when applicant has cleared or not cleared their back ground check.
  5. NOTE: If guests have already been vetted (within 1 calendar year through Naval Support Activity Monterey Gate Access), just fill out and submit the NSAM Gate Access form. Only the last four digits SSN# required for verification.
  6. Once vetted please go to the visitor center and get a pass. If you’re not able to get to the visitor center by normal working hours 7:00  – 1500 then please inform us at 831-656-3477. I’ll make arrangements to put you on a gate access list for the night or weekend depending on when you’re coming onto the base. The next working day you’ll need to go to visitor center to get a pass.


Gate Access Forms

AMRDEC SAFE Getting Started Guide (.pdf)

Base Access Flow Chart (.pdf)

NSAM Gate Access Instructions (.pdf)

NSAM Gate Access Request Form (.xlsx)

SECNAV 5512 Approved Access Form (.pdf)







ID Cards

ID Card Issuance: 

Location: Bldg 280, Stone Road
Phone:  831-656-1860

Monday - Friday: 0730-1600


* To schedule an appointment please use the following link: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil

* Walk-ins are welcomed and will be seen between appointments which are scheduled from 0800-1500 M-F every 30 minutes.

NSA Monterey Administrative Office


Phone Directory


Executive Office (831) 656-2279
Chaplain Ministries (831) 656-2241
Children & Youth Programs (831) 656-2734
Equal Employment Opportunity (831) 656-7614
Family Housing (831) 656-2151
Food Services (831) 656-1049

Non-Emergency Police Services

(831) 656-2556
ID Card CAC Issuance (831) 656-1860
Lodging (831) 656-2060/2069
Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) (831) 656-2432
MILPERS Services (831) 656-1847/1846
Public Affairs  (831) 656-3098
Public Works (831) 656-2526
Senior Enlisted Advisor (831) 656-1980
Administration (831) 656-6988
Legal Office (831) 656-2506/3308