Navy Region Hawaii

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Commander, Navy Region Hawaii
Navy Region Hawaii
Navy Region Hawaii.jpg
Command insignia of Navy Region Hawaii
Active1999 - present
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
TypeRegion Commander
Part ofNaval Installations Command
HQJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Nickname(s)CNRH
Commanders
Flag of a United States Navy rear admiral (lower half).svg CommanderRDML Robert Chadwick
US-O6 insignia.svg Chief of StaffCAPT James Jenks
Badge of a United States Navy command master chief petty officer.png Command Master ChiefCMDCM David B. Carter

Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH or NAVREGHI) is one of eleven current naval regions responsible to Commander, Navy Installations Command for the operation and management of Naval shore installations in Hawaii. The region is commanded by RDML Robert B. Chadwick, who also serves additionally as the commander of Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.

The region's most important installation, Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam hosts two of United States Pacific Command subordinate Service components - United States Pacific Fleet on the Pearl Harbor side, and Pacific Air Forces on the Hickam side. The region also oversees installation support for the Pacific Missile Range Facility, the world's largest instrumented, multi-dimensional testing and training missile range in Kekaha, Hawaii.

History[edit]

Most of the current day boundaries of Navy Region Hawaii encompass what was previously known as the Fourteenth Naval District. The Fourteenth District was formed in 1916 by then-Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling, headquartered on the property of Naval Station Pearl Harbor. By 1945, the district consisted of the following geographic areas: the Hawaiian Islands, and islands to westward, including Midway, Wake, Kure, and Johnston, and Kingman Reef.[1]

The Fourteenth Naval District was disestablished on 30 June 1979 and control was passed on to the Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet.[3]

Subordinate Units/Installations[edit]

As an Echelon III commander, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii reports directly to Commander, Navy Installations Command for the operation and readiness of the following subordinate commands/installations:

Commander, Navy Surface Group Middle Pacific
ActiveNovember 2008 - present
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
TypeGroup Commander
Part ofUnited States Third Fleet &
Naval Surface Forces Pacific
HQJoint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
Nickname(s)NAVSURFGRU MIDPAC
Commanders
Flag of a United States Navy rear admiral (lower half).svg CommanderRDML Brian Fort
US-O6 insignia.svg Chief of StaffCAPT Eric Weilenman
Badge of a United States Navy command master chief petty officer.png Command Master ChiefCMDCM (SW/SS) Robert Crossno

Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific[edit]

The commander of Navy Region Hawaii is also responsible to Commander, United States Third Fleet (operationally) and Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific (administratively) as the Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, a command that is responsible for the maintenance and training of all surface ships homeported in Hawaii.[2]

As of July 2016,[3] SURFGRU MIDPAC was responsible for Destroyer Squadron 31 and the USS Port Royal (CG-73), both which are homeported at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fourteenth Naval District". www.history.navy.mil. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ "http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/cnsgmp/Pages/AboutUs.aspx". www.public.navy.mil. Retrieved 2016-07-23. External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ "STANDARD NAVY DISTRIBUTION LIST ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION OF THE OPERATING FORCES OF THE U.S. NAVY" (PDF).

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Coordinates: 21°20′45″N 157°56′43″W / 21.3458°N 157.9454°W / 21.3458; -157.9454