Active Reserves (TAR) in the training and
administration of the Naval Reserve Force program.
Operation Test and Evaluation Force.
Commander, Navy Operational Test and Evaluation
Force (COMOPTEVFOR) provides an independent
and objective evaluation of the operational
effectiveness and suitability of aviation, surface,
subsurface, cryptologic, and space systems.
Naval Special Warfare Command.
Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command
(COMNAVSPECWARCOM) prepares forces to carry
out maritime special operations missions. The
command develops special operation doctrine,
strategy, and tactics in support of naval operations.
Military Sealift Command.Commander,
Military Sealift Command (COMSC) is operated by
the Navy for all armed services. The command consists
of ships, tankers, and commercial vessels manned by
civil service and contract personnel. The prime
mission of COMSC is to provide immediate sealift
capability in an emergency. The ships of this command
transport service personnel, their dependents, combat
troops, and material throughout the world.
U.S. Naval Forces Europe.Commander in
Chief, U. S. Naval Forces Europe (CINUSNAVEUR)
consists of forces assigned by CNO or made available
from either the Pacific or Atlantic Fleet to operate in
the European theater.
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.
Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Central Command
(COMUSNAVCENTCOM) consists of forces
assigned from other major operating forces including
certain Marine Corps detachments. The area of
responsibility as of June 1998 is the Arabian Gulf and
most of the Middle East.
Atlantic Fleet.Commander in Chief, U.S.
Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT) provides
interoperable, trained, and combat-ready naval forces
to the Atlantic theater and other U.S. unified
commanders. The Atlantic Fleet is composed of ships,
submarines, and aircraft operating throughout the
Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Pacific Fleet.Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific
Fleet (CINCPACFLT) provides interoperable, trained,
and combat-ready naval forces to the Pacific theater
and other U.S. unified commanders. The U.S. Navys
Pacific Fleet covers more than 50 percent of the earths
surfaceencompassing just over 100 million square
miles. Each day, Pacific Fleet ships are at sea in the
Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans, from the West
Coast of the United States to the Arabian Gulf.
CINCPACFLT keeps the sea-lanes open, deters
aggression, provides regional stability, and supports
humanitarian relief activities.
THE SHORE ESTABLISHMENT.The shore
establishment provides support to the operating forces
(known as the fleet). This support includes facilities
for the repair of machinery and electronics;
communications centers; training areas and simulators;
ship and aircraft repair; intelligence and meteorological
support; storage areas for repair parts, fuel, and
munitions; medical and dental facilities; and air bases.
This section discusses the major shore commands
responsible for training, supplying, maintaining, and
supporting the operating forces. These major shore
commands are shown in figure 5-3. The mission of the
shore commands is to deliver material, services, and
personnel to the fleet. Shore commands answer directly
to CNO to carry out their missions.
Chief of Naval Personnel.Chief of Naval
Personnel (CHNAVPERS) plans and directs the
procurement, distribution, administration, and career
motivation of regular and reserve Navy personnel.
Through the administration of the Navy Personnel
Command (NAVPERSCOM), CHNAVPERS meets
the quantitative and qualitative manpower
requirements determined by the Chief of Naval
Operations. CHNAVPERS plans the amount of
The U. S. Naval Forces Central Commands
area of responsibility includes which of the
Continental United States
The Pacific Fleets area of responsibility
includes which of the following areas?
U. S. west coast
Both 2 and 3 above