List of units of the United States Navy

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

The list is organized along administrative chains of command (CoC), and does not include the CNO's office or shore establishments.

Deployable/operational U.S. Navy units typically have two chains of command – 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). Before 2010, later in the IDRC, it would have been 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 crosses over the inter-UCC boundary in the mid-Atlantic, it then reports (is "chopped") to the Sixth Fleet (responsible for European waters and the Mediterranean Sea).

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

Operationally, the Roosevelt CSG chain of command is: Commander Fifth Fleet, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Commander U.S. Central Command, United States Secretary of Defense, President of the United States.

United States Pacific Fleet (NS Pearl Harbor, HI)

United States Third Fleet (NB Point Loma, CA)

Carrier Strike Group 1 (CSG-1) (NB San Diego, CA)

Carrier Strike Group 3 (CSG-3) (NB San Diego, CA)

Carrier Strike Group 9 (CSG-9) (NB San Diego, CA)

Carrier Strike Group 11 (CSG-11) (NS Everett, WA)

Surface Squadron 31 (NS Pearl Harbor, HI)

Expeditionary Strike Group 3 (ESG-3) (NB San Diego, CA)

Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 1 (LCSRON-1) (NB San Diego, CA)

Mine Countermeasures Squadron 3 (MCMRON-3) (NB San Diego, CA)

Submarine Squadron 1 (SUBRON-1) (NS Pearl Harbor, HI)

Submarine Squadron 7 (SUBRON 7) (NS Pearl Harbor, HI)

Submarine Squadron 17 (SUBRON-17) (NB Kitsap–Bangor, WA)

Submarine Squadron 19 (SUBRON-19) (NB Kitsap–Bangor, WA)

Submarine Development Squadron 5 (SUBDEVRON-5) (NB Kitsap–Bremerton, WA)

Submarine Squadron 11 (SUBRON-11) (NB Point Loma, CA)

Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 (PATWING-10) (NAS Whidbey Island, WA)

Airborne Command Control Logistics Wing

United States Seventh Fleet (CFA Yokosuka, Japan)

Carrier Strike Group 5 (CSG-5) (CFA Yokosuka, Japan)

Expeditionary Strike Group 7 (ESG-7) (CFA Sasebo, Japan)

Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7 (MCMRON-7) (USFA Sasebo, Japan)

Submarine Squadron 15 (SUBRON-15) (NB Guam, Guam)

United States Fleet Forces Command (NSA Hampton Roads, VA)

United States Second Fleet (NSA Hampton Roads, VA)

Carrier Strike Group 2 (CSG-2) (NS Norfolk, VA)

Carrier Strike Group 8 (CSG-8) (NS Norfolk, VA)

Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) (NS Norfolk, VA)

Carrier Strike Group 12 (CSG-12) (NS Norfolk, VA)

Surface Squadron 14 (SURFRON-14) (NS Mayport, FL)

Expeditionary Strike Group 2 (ESG-2) (NS Norfolk, VA)

Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 (LCSRON-2) (NS Mayport, FL)

Submarine Squadron 6 (SUBRON-6) (NS Norfolk, VA)

Submarine Squadron 4 (SUBRON-4) (NSB New London, CT)

Submarine Development Squadron 12 (SUBDEVRON-12) (NSB New London, CT)

Submarine Squadron 16 (SUBRON 16) (NSB Kings Bay, GA)

Submarine Squadron 20 (SUBRON 20) (NSB Kings Bay, GA)

Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 (PATWING-11) (NAS Jacksonville, FL)

Strategic Communications Wing 1 (STRACOMWING-1) (Tinker AFB, OK)

United States Sixth Fleet (NSA Naples, Italy)

Destroyer Squadron 60 (DESRON-60) (NS Rota, Spain)

United States Fifth Fleet (NSA Bahrain, Bahrain)

Surface Squadron 5 (SURFRON-5) (NSA Bahrain, Bahrain)

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NS Mayport, FL)

United States Fourth Fleet

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (Fort George G. Meade, MD)

United States 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 (NAB Coronado, CA)

Naval Network Warfare Command

  • Naval Information Operations Command (Formerly known as the Naval Security Group)
    • Naval Information Operations Detachment Fort Meade
  • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Naples
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Sicily
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Bahrain
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic Detachment Hampton Roads
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic Detachment LaMoure
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic Detachment Rota
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic Detachment Souda Bay
  • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam
    • Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East
  • Naval Space Operations Command

Naval Reserve Force (NSA Hampton Roads, VA)

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

  • 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