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Responsible to the citizens of the U.S. for maintaining military that performs our nation's security needs.
President, Commander in Chief
Principle defense policy adviser; responsible for the formation and execution of general defense policy.
Secretary of Defense
Advise the CinC; Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Chief of Staff of the Army, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Chief of Naval Operations, Vice-Chairman, Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Principal military adviser to President, National Security Council, and SecDef
Chairman of JCS
Established the National Security Council to consider national security issues and tells JCS to serve as planners and advisers, although no executive authority to command combatant forces.
National Security Act of 1947
Four statutory members: President, Vice President, SecState, SecDef; Statutory advisers: Chairman JCS and Directory of CIA.
National Security Council
Has authority over Navy and Marine Corps; responsible for conducting DepNavy affairs (recruiting, organizing, supplying, equipping, training, mobilizing, demobilizing); oversees construction, outfitting, and repair of naval ships, equipment, and facilities.
Secretary of the Navy
Senior military officer; responsible for command, utilization of resources, and operating efficiency of the operating forces.
Chief of Naval Operations
Tasked with manning, training, and equipping forces; responsible for personnel management, supply, services, maintenance, certification.
Purpose of Administrative Chain of Command
1. Pres 2. SecDef 3. SecNav 4. CNO 5. Component Commanders 6. Force Commanders 7. Type Commanders 8. Group Commanders 9. Squadron Commanders 10. Unit Commanders
Navy Administrative Chain of Command
Responsible for the administrative control of all Fleet elements assigned to their geographic area (e.g. COMLANTFLT, COMPACFLT)
Component Commanders
Establish policy, control funds, and perform all administrative functions in their respective warfare specialties. COMNAVSURFFOR (ships), COMNAVAIRFOR (air), COMSUBFOR (subs)
Force Commanders
Establish policy, control funds, and perform all administrative functions in their respective warfare specialties in their geographic area. COMNAVSURFLANT/COMNAVSURFPAC (ships), COMNAVAIRLANT/COMNAVAIRPAC (air), COMSUBLANT/COMSUBPAC (subs)
Type Commanders
Responsible to Type Commanders (TYCOM) for administrative control of similar types of Fleet elements (e.g. carrier, cruiser) in homeport areas.
Group Commanders
Responsible to Group Commanders for administrative control of a squadron of similar ship types.
Squadron Commanders
Ship or aviation squadron Commanding Officers responsible to squadron commanders for adminstrative control of the ship.
Unit Commanders