Commander, Navy Installations Command
|Commander, Navy Installations Command
Navy Installations Command
|Active||October 1 - 2013 - present|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Role||Be the sole provider of shore capability, to sustain the Fleet, enable the Fighter, and support the Family|
|Headquartered||Washington Navy Yard|
|Motto(s)||"Sustaining the fleet, enabling the fighter, supporting the family"|
|VADM Dixon Smith|
|Reserve Deputy Commander||RADM Brian LaRoche|
|Force Master Chief||FORCM Andrew D Thompson|
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is an Echelon II type commander responsible for all shore installations under the control of the United States Navy; as an Echelon II command, it reports directly to the Chief of Naval Operations. CNIC was established on October 1, 2003.
Commander, Navy Installations Command has overall shore installation management (SIM) responsibility and authority as the Budget Submitting Office (BSO) for all installation support and is the lead within Navy for installation policy and program execution oversight. Many different aspects of installation management come under CNIC's responsibility, such as port operations, weapons storage, environmental aspects, planning and real estate, housing, emergency management, recreational programs, child care and youth programs. CNIC's mission is to enable the Navy's Operating Concept through Enterprise alignment of all shore installation support to the Fleet, Fighter and Family.
CNIC's acts as both an "enabler" and "integrator," to coordinate across Naval Enterprises, and best provide the installations, services and programs in their support. These services include categories such as ports, airfields, Morale Welfare & Recreation (MWR), security, utilities, land use planning, disposal and housing. CNIC sums up its mission as supporting the three 'F's: "Fleet, Fighter and Family."
- "Fleet" means the operating forces of the Navy. CNIC ensures all installation requirements necessary to train and operate the Fleets (Ports, Airfields, Training Ranges, etc.) are maintained and ready.
- "Fighter" means the men and women in the operating forces. CNIC ensures naval installations are able to facilitate the manning, training and equipping of the Navy's fighting force.
- "Family" means the men and women of the armed forces and their families. To ensure the fighting force is supported on all fronts, CNIC's Family and Community Services, Housing and Safety efforts provide the quality of life, support and services that allow the fighting force to focus on mission accomplishment.
Historically, each region was a part of a Naval District from their inception in the early 1900s until their disestablishment in the late 1970s and 1980s. At that point, individual installations were typically operated independent of any true centralized command structure. In 1998, the Navy embarked on a new era in shore management, with San Diego leading the way. As the Navy reduced its operational forces, it became essential for the shore establishment supporting those forces to be realigned.
As part of the new command structure, each naval installation or supported command now reports to one of eleven regional commanders who are responsible for the operation and management of the installations within their regional jurisdiction. Each regional commander is a one-star Rear Admiral (RDML) with the exception of the Commanders of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Navy Region Japan and Navy Region EURAFSWA, who is a two star Rear Admiral (upper half) (RADM).
Navy Region Midwest was disestablished on September 30, 2014 as part of a reorganization of Navy flag billets assets in the wake of the United States budget sequestration in 2013. Formerly headquartered in Great Lakes, Illinois, it included installations in 16 states. These are now split between the Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions.
- Defense Media Activity - Navy, Staff Writer. "Navy Announces Plan to Reduce Flag Officer Structure". Retrieved 2016-07-22.
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