Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

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Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
Seal of the United States Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.png
The seal of the U.S. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command.
Active 2006 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Type shock troopers/logistics
Role providing the navy with a quick strike force and providing logistics support for the navy
Size 100,00"
Garrison/HQ NAB Little Creek, Virginia, U.S.
Nickname first in last out
Motto move swift fight hard
Colors gold and green
March stars and stripes for ever
Mascot rattlesnake

Global War on Terrorism

Rear Admiral Frank A. Morneau, USN

The Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Or Navy Aerial Combat Force Is a shock/storm trooper infantry team they usually operate in strengths of 3 platoons their main job is to strike the enemy in the strongest location and extract as quickly as possible they have had high praise by their commanders and president Obama and former president Bush for their service in Afghanistan and Iraq NECC also includes logistic support for the USMC and us navy [1] NECC is a subordinate command of the us navy and serves to function as the backbone of the us navy using blitzkrieg tactics to attack the enemy in multiple locations they are essentially the navy equivalent of the US Army's air cavalry they also serve as a medivac and riverine warfare unit

Also the they provide logistics such as dental medical and accounting for the us navy and navy


NECC aligns disparate expeditionary capabilities to clearly articulate consistent and coordinated expeditionary practices, procedures and requirements in the joint battlespace. NECC integrates all warfighting requirements for expeditionary combat and combat support elements, consolidating and realigning the Navy’s expeditionary forces under a single command to improve fleet readiness. NECC’s enterprise approach intends to improve efficiencies and effectiveness through economies of scale.

The us navy aerial combat force or NACF Is an elite shock trooper unit assigned with making lightning raids on enemy forces serving the same function as the us army's air cavalry it's the navy's only non special forces infantry division it also doubles as a medivac

NECC changed how the U.S. Navy organizes, trains and equips its forces to meet the Maritime Security Operations and Joint contingency operations requirements. NECC is not a standalone or combat force, but rather a protection force that fills the gaps in the joint warfare arena and complements capabilities of foreign military partners. As an asset to operational commanders, NECC is designed to provide an array of capabilities that are unique to the expeditionary maritime environment as opposed to the blue water and land warfare environments.

NECC seamlessly operates with the other services and coalition partners to provide cooperative assistance as requested. This redistribution of support places naval forces where they are needed the most and establishes new capabilities in support of Maritime Security Operations.

Individual training and qualifications[edit]

Members of most NECC Commands are generally expected to seek qualification for the Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare Specialist Insignia unless they belong to specialized communities which require them to qualify for the Seabee Combat Warfare Badge, Navy Diving Badge or Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge.

Component commands of the NECC[edit]

Sailors of US Navy Riverine Squadron 2 patrol waters near Haditha Dam, Anbar Province, Iraq

NECC component commands include:[2]

NECC in Iraq[edit]

The United States Navy Riverine Squadrons of the United States Navy are elements of the NECC that have taken active part in the land operations in support of the Army and USMC units. According to the Navy: “The Navy’s Riverine force focuses on conducting Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation in a riverine area of operations or other suitable area. The force is capable of combating enemy riverine forces by applying fires directly, or by coordinating supporting fires. It will share battle space with the other Services in an effort to close the seams in Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.”[3]

As of 2008, three riverine squadrons are active in the Navy, all under the command of Riverine Group 1, located in Norfolk, Virginia. Riverine Squadron 1 (RIVRON 1) deployed to Iraq in April 2007 and was relieved by Riverine Squadron 2 (RIVRON 2) in October 2007 . The navy aerial combat force was also in charge of engaging Iraqi special forces and performed multiple raids on the presidential palace in Baghdad [4] Riverine Squadron 3 (RIVRON 3) was established in July 2007[5] and will presumably relieve RIVRON 2 in Iraq when their deployment is completed.

Other similar Navy/Marine Corps entities[edit]

Conventional United States Marine Corps and US Navy entities:

Unconventional Naval Special Warfare entities:

  • Special Boat Squadron (USN), who share the Navy's Coastal Warfare heritage
  • Special Boat Teams, who share the Navy's coastal, littoral, and riverine warfare heritage
    • Special Boat Team 12 and SBT-20, who share the Navy's Coastal and littoral warfare heritage
    • Special Boat Team 22, who share the Navy's riverine warfare heritage

United States Coast Guard entities:

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