Philippine Navy Reserve Command
|Naval Reserve Command
Pangasiwaan ng Panlaang Kawal ng Hukbong Pandagat
Comando de la Reserva de Armada
Coat of Arms of the Naval Reserve Command
|Type||Naval Reserve Force|
|Role||Conventional and Unconventional Warfare, Anti-Guerrilla Operations, Combat Support & Service Support, Force Multiplier, Training, Disaster Rescue & Relief, and Community Service|
|Size||120,000+ in Ready Reserve Status, 50,000+ in Standby Reserve Status|
|Part of||Under the Philippine Navy|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort Santiago Naval Reserve Base, Manila City, NCR|
|Decorations||Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge|
|Unit Patch||NAVRESCOM Emblem|
The Naval Reserve Command, known officially as the NAVRESCOM or RESCOM, (Filipino: Pangasiwaan ng Panlaang Kawal ng Hukbong Pandagat) (PPKHP) is one the Philippine Navy's Major Support Commands created for the sole purpose of Reserve Force management, procurement, and organization.
Their mission is to develop, organize, train, equip, and administer naval and marine reservists into capable, responsive and mobilizeable reserve force as an integral component of the navy in the defense of the state and to participate in socio-economic development efforts.
They are also tasked in augmenting the regular force whenever needed.
Training is one of the primary tasks that is handled by NAVRESCOM. One of its primary training unit is the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) and the Basic Citizen's Military Training (BCMT).
The Naval Reserve Command also through its ROTC Program prepare future officers in the navy serving in the reserve force. Under the Naval Officer Qualification Course (NOQC), college graduates are trained to take roles as officers in Philippine Navy.
Types of Reservists
There are currently two (2) types of reservists in the component of the AFP Reserve Force; the Ready Reserve and the Standby Reserve. Ready Reservists are personnel that are always on constant alert and on a call whenever the mobilization order has been given, while Standby Reservists are the personnel that support and augment the Ready Reserve Force when only needed.
Lineage of Commanding Officers
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- Naval Reserve Center National Capital Region
- Naval Reserve Center Northern Luzon
- Naval Reserve Center Southern Luzon
- Naval Reserve Center West
- Naval Reserve Center Eastern Visayas
- Naval Reserve Center Western Visayas
- Naval Reserve Center Eastern Mindanao
- Naval Reserve Center Western Mindanao
- Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command
- Philippine Army Reserve Command
- Philippine Air Force Reserve Command
- Naval Science 21 NROTC Manual, 2001, NAVRESCOM