Naval Sea Systems Command

Coordinates: 38°52′26.1″N 76°59′44.1″W / 38.873917°N 76.995583°W / 38.873917; -76.995583

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the United States Navy's five "systems commands," or materiel (not to be confused with "material") organizations. From a physical perspective, NAVSEA has four shipyards for shipbuilding, conversion, and repair, ten "warfare centers" (two undersea and eight surface), the NAVSEA headquarters, located at the Washington Navy Yard, in Washington D.C., and other locations in 15 states and 3 overseas continents.

Naval Sea Systems Command
(NAVSEA)
NAVSEA logo.jpg
Founded1974; 46 years ago (1974)
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Navy
Part ofSYSCOM
Garrison/HQWashington Navy Yard, Washington D.C., U.S.
Commanders
CommanderRADM William Galinis, USN
Executive DirectorJim Smerchansky
Chief of StaffCAPT Derrick E. Blackston, USN, PHR
Command Master ChiefCMDCM(SW/SS) Robert R. Crossno, USN

NAVSEA's primary objective is to engineer, build, buy, and maintain the U.S. Navy's fleet of ships and its combat systems. NAVSEA's budget of almost $30 billion accounts for nearly one quarter of the Navy's entire budget, with more than 80,200 personnel and 150 acquisition programs under its oversight.[1]

HistoryEdit

 
Seal of the Naval Sea Systems Command (historic).

The origin of NAVSEA dates to 1794, when Commodore John Barry was charged to oversee the construction of a 44-gun frigate and ensure that all business "harmonized and conformed" to the public's interest.[2] Since then various organizations were established and succeeded them to oversee design, construction and repair of ships and ordnance.

Established in 1940, Bureau of Ships (BuShips) succeeded the Bureau of Construction and Repair, which had been responsible for ship design and construction, and the Bureau of Engineering, which had been responsible for propulsion systems. These bureaus traced their origins back to earlier organizations.

The Naval Ship Systems Command was established in 1966 replacing BuShips.[3]

The Naval Sea Systems Command was established on July 1, 1974[3] with the merger of the Naval Ship Systems Command (NAVSHIPS) with the Naval Ordnance Systems Command (NAVORD). NAVORD was the successor to the Bureau of Naval Weapons and the earlier Bureau of Ordnance.

Command HistoryEdit

The following are the current and previous NAVSEA commanders to 1998:

DirectoratesEdit

NAVSEA's actvities are organized under nine directorates at the Echelon II level. The directorates are:[12]

  • Comptroller (SEA 01): Provides financial policy, budgeting, accounting, and manages appropriation areas.
  • Contracts (SEA 02): Awards nearly $24 billion in contracts annually for new construction ships and submarines, ship repair, major weapon systems and services.
  • Cyber Engineering and Digital Transformation Directorate (SEA 03): Delivers enterprise digital capabilities and infrastructure for cyber-secure digital work and innovation.[13]
  • Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations (SEA 04): Gets ships to sea and keeps them ready. SEA04 manages the four Naval Shipyards.
  • Naval Systems Engineering Directorate (SEA 05): Provides the engineering and scientific expertise necessary to design, build, maintain, repair, modernize, certify, and dispose of the Navy's ships, submarines, and associated warfare systems.
  • Undersea Warfare (SEA 07): Provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support services to the in-service submarine and undersea forces.
  • Naval Nuclear Propulsion (SEA 08): Also known as Naval Reactors or as the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the Navy's nuclear propulsion program.
  • Corporate Operations (SEA 10): Performs all operations support for NAVSEA directorates and field activities as well as PEOs.
  • Surface Warfare (SEA 21): Manages the maintenance and modernization of non-nuclear surface ships currently operating in the fleet; also oversees the ship inactivation process, including ship transfers or sales to foreign navies, inactivation, and/or disposal.
    • Warfighting Capability and Enterprise Readiness (SEA 06): Disestablished and aligned within other directorates as of 1 October 2020.[14]

Program Executive Offices (PEO)Edit

NAVSEA's six affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) are responsible for the development and acquisition of Navy and Marine Corps platforms and weapons systems. PEOs report to the NAVSEA commander for planning and execution of in-service support, and to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) for acquisition-related matters.[15]

The NAVSEA affiliated PEOs are:

  • Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers (PEO Carriers)
  • Program Executive Officer, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS)
  • Program Executive Officer, Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC)
  • Program Executive Officer, Ships (PEO Ships)
  • Program Executive Officer, Submarines (PEO Subs)
  • Program Executive Officer, Columbia (PEO Columbia)

Field ActivitiesEdit

NAVSEA has numerous field activities geographically dispersed throughout the country that are providing the engineering, scientific, technical and logistical expertise, products and support to the Fleet, Department of Defense, and other customers.[16]

FacilitiesEdit

NAVSEA HeadquartersEdit

Washington Navy YardWashington D.C.[23]

Aegis Technical Representative (AEGIS TECHREP)Edit

Warfare CentersEdit

Naval Surface Warfare Centers (NSWC)[25]Edit

Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC)Edit

Naval Sea Logistics CenterEdit

Supervisors of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP)[41]Edit

Naval ShipyardsEdit

Navy Regional Maintenance Centers[50]Edit

NAVSEA Contracted U.S. Federal LaboratoryEdit

See alsoEdit

U.S. Military Material CommandsEdit

U.S. Navy Systems Commands (SYSCOM)Edit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "About NAVSEA". NAVSEA.
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  6. ^ a b Eckstein, Megan (10 June 2016). "Vice Adm. Moore Takes Command of Naval Sea Systems Command; Hilarides Retires". United States Naval Institute. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Vice Admiral Kevin McCoy". US Navy Office of Information. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  8. ^ LaGrone, Sam (10 June 2013). "McCoy Departs NAVSEA". United States Naval Institute. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
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  10. ^ Nagel, David. "Vice Adm. Phillip Balisle Takes Helm at NAVSEA". MarineLink. United States Navy. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
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  15. ^ "Program Executive Offices". NAVSEA. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  16. ^ "Field Activities". NAVSEA. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  17. ^ "Navy Experimental Diving Unit". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  18. ^ "Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Submarine Maintenance Engineering, Planning and Procurement". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  20. ^ "Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV)". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  21. ^ "Surface Combat Systems Center". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  22. ^ "Surface Maintenance Engineering Planning Program (SURFMEPP)". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
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  27. ^ "NSWC Corona Division". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  28. ^ "NSWC Crane Division". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  29. ^ "NSWC Dahlgren Division". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  30. ^ "NSWC Dahlgren Division Dam Neck Activity". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  31. ^ "NSWC Indian Head". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  32. ^ "Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Department". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  33. ^ "Britt Assumes Command of Expeditionary Exploitation Unit One". Naval Sea Systems Command. Retrieved 2020-11-16.
  34. ^ "NSWC Panama City Division". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  35. ^ "NSWC Philadelphia Division". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  36. ^ "NSWC Port Hueneme Division". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  37. ^ "NUWC Keyport Division". NAVSEA. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  38. ^ "NUWC Newport Division". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  39. ^ "NUWC Newport Division-AUTEC". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  40. ^ "Naval Sea Logistics Center". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  41. ^ "Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion & Repair". Navsea.navy.mil. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  42. ^ "SUPSHIP Groton". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  43. ^ "SUPSHIP Bath". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  44. ^ "SUPSHIP Gulf Coast". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  45. ^ "SUPSHIP Newport News". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  46. ^ "Norfolk Naval Shipyard". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  47. ^ "Portsmouth Naval Shipyard". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  48. ^ "Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  49. ^ "Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  50. ^ "Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Centers". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  51. ^ "Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  52. ^ "Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  53. ^ "Southeast Regional Maintenance Center". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  54. ^ "Southwest Regional Maintenance Center". NAVSEA. Retrieved 29 October 2020.

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