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List of units of the United States Navy

This article is a list of commands of the United States Navy.

The list is organized along administrative Chains of Command, and does not include the CNO's office or Shore Establishments.

Deployable/operational U.S. Navy units typically have two chains of command (CoC) – the operational chain and the administrative chains.

Operational CoCs change quite often based on a unit's location and current mission. For example, USS Roosevelt is always administratively assigned to Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet (CNAL). It might also be operationally assigned to CNAL early in its Inter-Deployment Readiness Cycle (IDRC). Later in the IDRC, it is assigned to Commander, Second Fleet, which is responsible for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) training and operations on the east coast.

Once the CSG deploys and transits the Strait of Gibraltar, it then reports to (is "chopped") the Sixth Fleet (responsible for the Mediterranean).

Once the CSG enters the Suez Canal, it "chops" to the Fifth Fleet for operational control.

Operationally, the Roosevelt CSG CoC is: Commander Fifth Fleet, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Commander U.S. Forces Central Command, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, SecDef, Commander in Chief.

Contents

  • Commander, United States Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) 1
    • Commander, United States Third Fleet 1.1
    • Commander, United States Seventh Fleet 1.2
    • Commander, Naval Surface Force, United States Pacific Fleet (COMSURFPAC) 1.3
    • Commander, Submarine Force, United States Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) 1.4
    • Commander, Naval Air Force, United States Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC) 1.5
  • Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command 2
    • Commander, Naval Surface Forces, United States Atlantic Fleet 2.1
    • Commander, Submarine Force, United States Atlantic Fleet (COMSUBLANT) 2.2
    • Commander, Naval Air Force, United States Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVAIRLANT) 2.3
    • Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command 2.4
    • Commander, Military Sealift Command 2.5
  • U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/Fourth Fleet 3
  • U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Sixth Fleet 4
  • U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Fifth Fleet 5
  • U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet 6
  • Naval Special Warfare Command 7
  • Naval Network Warfare Command 8
  • Naval Reserve Force 9
  • Operational Test and Evaluation Force 10
  • Disbandments 11
  • References 12

Commander, United States Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)

Commander, United States Third Fleet

  • Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific

Commander, United States Seventh Fleet

Commander, Naval Surface Force, United States Pacific Fleet (COMSURFPAC)

  • Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7 (COMEXSTRGRU SEVEN)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11 (COMPHIBRON ELEVEN)
    • Commander, Mine Countermeasures Division 11 (COMMINDIV ELEVEN)
    • Fleet Surgical Team 7 (FLTSURGTM SEVEN)
    • Tactical Air Control Squadron 12 Detachment (TACRON TWELVE DET)
  • Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Three (COMESG THREE)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron 1 (COMPHIBRON ONE)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron 3 (COMPHIBRON THREE)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron 5 (COMPHIBRON FIVE)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron 7 (COMPHIBRON SEVEN)
    • Commander, Tactical Air Control Group 1 (COMTACGRU ONE)
      • Tactical Air Control Squadron 11 (TACRON ELEVEN)
        • with embedded Navy Reserve TACRON
      • Tactical Air Control Squadron 12 (TACRON TWELVE)
        • with embedded Navy Reserve TACRON
    • Commander, Naval Beach Group 1 (COMNAVBEACHGRU ONE)
  • Commander, Naval Surface Group Mid-Pacific (COMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC)
  • Naval Coastal Warfare Group One (COMNCWGRU ONE)
  • Commander, Destroyer Squadron 1 (COMDESRON ONE)
  • Commander, Destroyer Squadron 7 (COMDESRON SEVEN)
  • Commander, Destroyer Squadron 21 (COMDESRON TWENTY-ONE)
  • Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23 (COMDESRON TWENTY-THREE)
  • Commander, Naval Surface Group Pacific North-West (COMNAVSURFGRU PACNORWEST)
  • Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 1
  • Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1 (COMEODGRU ONE)
  • Commander, Afloat Training Group Pacific (COMATG PAC)
    • Commander, Afloat Training Group Mid-Pacific (COMATG MIDPAC)
    • Commander, Afloat Training Group West Pacific (COMATG WESTPAC)
    • Commander, Afloat Training Group Pacific North-West (COMATG PACNORWEST)
  • Commander, Regional Support Organization (COMREGSUPPGRU)
  • Commander, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (COMEWTGPAC)

Commander, Submarine Force, United States Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC)

  • Commander, Submarine Group Seven (COMSUBGRU SEVEN)

Commander, Naval Air Force, United States Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)

Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command

The United States Fleet Forces Command was previously known as the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

Commander, Naval Surface Forces, United States Atlantic Fleet

  • Commander, Amphibious Group Two (COMPHIBGRU TWO)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron Two (COMPHIBRON TWO)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron Four (COMPHIBRON FOUR)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron Six (COMPHIBRON SIX)
    • Commander, Amphibious Squadron Eight (COMPHIBRON EIGHT)
    • Commander, Naval Beach Group Two (COMNAVBEACHGRU TWO)
    • Navy Cargo Handling Battalion West (NAVCARGOBN ONE)
    • Fleet Surgical Team Two (FLTSURGTM TWO)
    • Fleet Surgical Team Four (FLTSURGTM FOUR)
    • Fleet Surgical Team Six (FLTSURGTM SIX)
    • Fleet Surgical Team Eight (FLTSURGTM EIGHT)
    • Tactical Air Control Squadron Two One (TACRON TWO ONE) {administrative oversight by COMTACGRU ONE}
      • with embedded Navy Reserve TACRON
    • Tactical Air Control Squadron Two Two (TACRON TWO ONE) {administrative oversight by COMTACGRU ONE}
      • with embedded Navy Reserve TACRON
  • Commander, Naval Surface Group Two (COMNAVSURFGRU TWO )
    • Commander, Destroyer Squadron Six (COMDESRON SIX)
    • Commander, Destroyer Squadron Fourteen (COMDESRON FOURTEEN)
  • Regional Support Organization (REGSUPPORG)
  • Sea Logistics Atlantic (SEALOGLANT)
  • Commander, Naval Coastal Warfare Group Two (COMNCWGRU TWO)
  • Commander, Mine Warfare Command (COMINEWARCOM)
    • Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron One (COMCMRON ONE)
    • Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron Two (COMCMRON TWO)
      • Mine Countmeasures Division Eleven (MCMDIV ELEVEN)
    • Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron Three (COMCMRON THREE)
      • Mine Countmeasures Division Thirty-One (MCMDIV THIRTY-ONE)
    • Commander, South Central Regional Maintenance Center (SCRMC INGLESIDE)
    • Commander, Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Two (COMDESRON TWO-TWO)
  • Commander, Naval Surface Group Med (COMNAVSURFGRU MED)
  • Commander, Surface Warfare Development Group (COMSURFWARDEVGRU)
  • Commander, Regional Support Group (COMREGSUPPGRU NORFOLK)
  • Afloat Training Group (ATG)
  • Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Mayport, FL (SERMC MAYPORT)
  • Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group Two (COMEODGRU TWO)
  • Fleet Integrated Logistics Activity, Portsmouth, VA (FCDIT)
  • Surface Warfare Officers School Command Newport, RI (SWOSCOLCOM Newport)

Commander, Submarine Force, United States Atlantic Fleet (COMSUBLANT)

Commander, Naval Air Force, United States Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVAIRLANT)

Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Commander, Military Sealift Command

  • Sealift Logistics Command Atlantic (SEALOGLANT)
  • Sealift Logistics Command Pacific (SEALOGPAC)
  • Sealift Logistics Command Europe (SEALOGEUR)
  • Sealift Logistics Command Central (SEALOGCENT)
  • Sealift Logistics Command Far East (SEALOGFE)

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/Fourth Fleet

U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Sixth Fleet

(While retaining both names, CNE/C6F has a combined staff)

  • Commander, Destroyer Squadron Sixty (as required, acts as Commander Task Force 60)(Gaeta, Italy)
  • CTF 63
  • CTF 67
  • CTF 68
  • CTF 69
  • additional 60-series Task Forces as required

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Fifth Fleet

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet

See: U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Tenth Fleet
  • Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command (NNWC)
  • Commanding Officer, Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC)
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Information Operation Commands (NIOC)
    • NIOC Suitland (Research, Development, Test & Evaluation)
  • Combined Task Forces (CTF)

Naval Special Warfare Command

Naval Network Warfare Command

Naval Reserve Force

  • Naval Air Force Reserve
    • Fleet Logistics Support Wing
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron One (VR-1)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Four Six (VR-46)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Four Eight (VR-48)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five One (VR-51)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Two (VR-52)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Three (VR-53)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Four (VR-54)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Five (VR-55)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Six (VR-56)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Seven (VR-57)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Eight (VR-58)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Nine (VR-59)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Six One (VR-61)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Six Two (VR-62)
      • Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Six Four (VR-64)
    • Tactical Support Wing, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
      • VFA-204 River Rattlers
      • VAW-78 Nightwolves
      • VAQ-209 Star Warriors
      • VFC-12 Fighting Omars
      • VFC-13 Saints
      • VFC-111 Sundowners
    • Reserve Patrol Squadrons reassigned to active duty patrol and reconnaissance wings
    • Reserve Helicopter Squadrons reassigned to active duty helicopter wings
  • Navy Reserve Forces Command
    • Naval Reserve Fleet Hospitals

Operational Test and Evaluation Force

See Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR)

Disbandments

  • Helicopter Wing Reserve (disbanded 31 May 2007, per OPNAV 3111.214, issued 22 May 2006)
  • Reserve Patrol Wing (disbanded 30 June 2007 as per OPNAV 3111.204, issued 6 April 2006 with Patrol Squadrons reassigned or disbanded)
  • VP 65, VP 66, and VP 94 disbanded per OPNAV 3111.454, 29 Nov 2005)

References

  1. ^ Disbanded 20 September 2005, http://neds.daps.dla.mil/Directives/notices/3111_144.pdf
  2. ^ Changed from Force to Group by OPNAVNOTE 3100 3111-66, November 2003. Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Five, NAS Brunswick, disbanded 2009
  • US Navy directives site at http://doni.daps.dla.mil/OPNAV.aspx - 3000 series
  • US Navy Fleet Chain of Command, via http://dodssp.daps.mil/sndl.htm dated 12 August 2005
  • US Navy on GlobalSecurity.org
  • COMNAVSURFPAC Subordinate Commands
  • COMNAVSURFLANT Commands
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