The Naval college is the school of the Officier S of navy of the French National marine.
General informationEstablished in the south of the Roads of Brest to Lanvéoc - Poulmic, the Naval college is an establishment of higher learning which ensures in 4 years the initial training of the officers of the National marine, intended to occupy of the positions of responsibility on board the buildings of surface and the Sous-marins, the naval air force and the formations of marine fusiliers and commandos. The Naval college and its research institute are installed on a site of 100 hectares. The Naval college is ordered by the rear-admiral Pierre Sudan.
The Naval college delivers the diploma for the occupation of engineer of the Naval college, and since 2002 a master in naval operations and maritime medium.
Each promotion of “bordaches” (of the name of the vessel Borda which accommodated the Naval college until in 1914) includes/understands approximately 90 pupils resulting from the external contest (CPGE) or intern with the navy, from a contest reserved the abroads, or recruited on titles.
1827-2007: 180ème birthday of the installation of the training of the naval officers in roads of Brest.
Among the former students, one counts the marine S famous, in particular Honore d' Estienne d' Orves (Hero of the resistance), Jean Herminier (Ordering Sous-marin Casabianca during the Second world war), Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (Explorateur), Pierre Guillaume (which inspired the character of the Crab-Drum Réalisateur and Romancier Pierre Schoendoerffer). But also: Didier Ratsiraka (on a purely foreign, old basis President of Madagascar), Michel Greenhouses (Philosopher, Academician), Jacques Cousteau (Scientific), Claude Farrère (writer, Academician), Pierre Parcelled out (writer, academician), Eric Tabarly (navigator - recruitment interns), Albert Grimaldi (Prince de Monaco). They wanted to enter there but failed the entrance examination: Saint Exupéry (writer, Aviator), Paul Valéry (writer), Edouard Manet (painter), Patrick Le Lay (president of TF1). They left it: Henri-Georges Clouzot (Scenario writer), Alain Fournier (writer).
Slang of the Naval college
The slang of the Naval college is rich. Developed mainly starting from the maritime slang, it takes again today also expressions of the other military universities (Polytechnic school, military special École of Saint-Cyr military school, and Flying school), and military Lycées.
The Naval college is indicated under the term of " Baille". The pupils and former students are the " bordaches" (of Jean-Charles of Bordered, sailor and scientist, after which was named one of the first training ship.). With not confusing with the " navalais" who are the pupils of the École of naval Health (today École of the department of health of the armies of Bordeaux).
Heiress of the companies of guards of the Navy of the Old Mode, the Naval college, founded with the Restoration, is initially established with Angouleme, in the honor of the son of the future Charles X, Louis Antoine d' Artois titrated duke of Angouleme. In 1831, it is transferred to Brest, on a Navire-école, the Orion . The school will remain embarked until in 1914, date on which it is transferred to ground. It is located today at the south of the roads of Brest, with Lanvéoc.
Formation at the Naval college
The formation cuts out in 8 six-month periods.
- Six-month period 1: Maritime formation and elementary soldier
- Six-month period 2: Joint base Scientific
- Six-month period 3: Scientific options and International relations
- Six-month period 4: Sees the appronfondissement scientific one and " environment of the Defense "
- Six-month period 5: Project of end of studies
- Six-month period 6: Maritime formation and soldier higher - Formation known as " framework of Nation"
- Six-month period 7: Maritime formation and soldier higher (3mois)
- Six-month period 8: School of 5 months Application embarked around the world
Theater at the Naval college
Each year, a theater company is made up at the Naval college. Under the direction of the various French professors, it joins together 3 promotions in progress at the Naval college: fistots, candidates and signs. In general, three representations are envisaged: Brest, Baille, and Paris.
In 2007, the troop played the Turkey of Feydeau, which gained one big hit.
Example of career for the bordaches
The application campaign (GEAOM)The eighth six-month period, which actually lasts a little more than five months, is the occasion for the officers to embark on a unit in service. " fistots" (pupils of first year of naval college) had already known a first amarinage at the time of the exits at sea on training ship (standard " Leopard "). Traditionally the OE (Officer-pupils) embark on board the '' Jeanne d' Arc '' and its preserve ship the Georges Leygues in Brest at the beginning of December. After safety with the military authorities present, the Jeanne installs.
Will be followed from there a score of weeks of exercises, of Conférence S, visits, with the four corners of the Océan S. After that the officers are ready to join their first operational assignment (in general for a two years duration).
110 OE embarked for the countryside of the Group-School of Application of the Naval officers (GEAOM) 2005-2006.
The door helicopters Jeanne D' Arc being withdrawn of the active service in 2010, promotion 2007 and promotions following will make a partner of application on buildings of the force of naval action.
The Naval college: relations with the foreign schools
Partnership with the German Naval college: The Cursus EFENA (French Pupil of the German Naval college) is opened with titular French of the baccalaureat Scientifique, controlling the German Langue with the writing and the oral examination. Recruited by the national marine as a pupil officer, the EFENA will follow its course to Germany.
- characteristic: the young pupil-officers enter the navy with the rank of sailor…
After this formation, the EFENA serves the national marine in the same way that the officers leaving the naval college (cf career of the bordache starting from the rank of EV1).
Opening on the America.
In a general way the Naval college weaves bonds strong with all the Alliés of France and within NATO, This opening allows the Interopérabilité, i.e. the possibility with the French forces of working according to standardized procedures with others Nation S.
- Site of the Naval college
- the Naval college on the official site of the Navy
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