World Services … in Service to the Navy

World Services Orlando Naval Training Center contract

October 8, 1991 (PD: 201610)


Johnson Controls World Services headquarters in Cape Canaveral, Florida, circa 1991

Johnson Controls’ Briefing newsletter from October 8, 1991 announced that Johnson Controls World Services, Inc. had won a facilities maintenance contract at the Orlando Naval Training Center (NTC) in Orlando, Florida. Under the $6.9 million, one-year contract (with four one-year options), Johnson Controls World Services was to provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance and repair at the NTC.

The Orlando NTC was first commissioned on July 1, 1968.  It was established to enhance the manpower training capabilities of the United States Navy, and was the final of three active training facilities built for Navy recruits; the others were the Great Lakes Naval Training Center and the San Diego Naval Training Center.

At its peak, the Orlando NTC housed about 8,000 recruits.  In 1973, the Orlando NTC was the first to train both men and women together.  As a result of an order by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 1993, the base was eventually closed in December 1998.  During its thirty year history, the Orlando NTC had graduated 652,000 recruits.