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Expeditionary warfare.


NECC serves as the single functional command for the Navy's expeditionary forces and as central management for the readiness, resources, manning, training and equipping of those forces.

NECC is a command element and force provider for integrated maritime expeditionary missions. NECC is a core expeditionary force providing effective waterborne and ashore anti-terrorism, force protection, theater security cooperation and engagement, and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief contingency response. Upon request, NECC supplements Coast Guard homeland security requirements while training and equipping forces to support joint mission requirements.


MESF provides inshore and coastal surveillance, security and antiterrorism for aircraft, airfields, campsites, convoys and convoy routes, ports, harbors, anchorages, approaches, roadsteads and other inshore or coastal areas of importance.

Additionally, MESF embarks security teams on board Navy and merchant vessels to provide in-transit security protection. Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadrons are deployable worldwide and operate sophisticated surveillance and communications equipment supporting landward, seaward and embarked security forces. Together, these forces provide security to vital shipping, forces and infrastructure in the littoral regions.

Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 1, San Diego

Maritime Expeditionary Security

Squadron ONE (MESRON 1), San Diego

MESRON 3, San Diego

MESRON 5, San Diego

MESRON 7, Guam

MESRON 9, Everett, Wash.

Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 2, Portsmouth, Va.

MESRON 2, Portsmouth, Va.

MESRON 4, Portsmouth, Va.

MESRON 6, Portsmouth, Va.

MESRON 8, Newport, R.I.

MESRON 10, Jacksonville, Fla.


EOD conducts counter IED operations, renders safe explosive hazards and disarms underwater explosives such as mines. EOD technicians can handle chemical, biological and radiological threats, and are the only military EOD force that can both parachute from the air to reach distant targets or dive under the sea to disarm weapons. Mobile diving and salvage units clear harbors of navigation hazards, engage in underwater search and recovery operations, and perform limited underwater repairs on ships.

Commander, EOD Group 1, San Diego

EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, San Diego

EODMU 3, San Diego

EODMU 5, Guam

EODMU 11, Whidbey Island, Wash.

Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, Pearl Harbor

EOD Training and Evaluation Unit (TEU) 1, San Diego

EOD Operational Support Unit 7, San Diego

Commander EOD Group 2, Norfolk

EODMU 2, Norfolk

EODMU 6, Norfolk

EODMU 8, Sigonella, Italy

EODMU 12, Norfolk

EOD Expeditionary Support Unit 2, Norfolk

EODTEU 2, Virginia Beach, Va.

MDSU 2, Norfolk

EOD Operational Support Unit 10, Virginia Beach, Va.



NAVELSG delivers worldwide expeditionary logistics with active and Reserve personnel to conduct port and air cargo handling missions, customs inspections, contingency contracting capabilities, fuels distribution, freight terminal and warehouse operations, postal services, and ordnance reporting and handling.


As part of NECC, NAVELSG deploys adaptive force packages providing expeditionary logistics to combatant commanders and component commanders, and provides support to all NECC deployed commands, detachments and teams. The realignment provides multifunction logistics detachments with organic command and control to support both CONUS and OCONUS NECC operations.

Navy Cargo Handling and Port Group (NAVCHAPGRU) 1

Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1, Williamsburg, Va.


NCHB 4, Charleston, S.C.

Navy Ordnance Reporting and Handling

Battalion (NORHB), Yorktown, Va.


NCHB 7, Great Lakes, Ill.

NCHB 8, Fort Dix, N.J.

NCHB 9, Columbus, Ohio


NCHB 11, Jacksonville, Fla.

NCHB 12, Bessemer, Ala.

NCHB 13, Gulfport, Miss.


NCHB 3, Alameda, Calif.

NCHB 5, Tacoma, Wash.

NCHB 14, Port Hueneme, Calif.

NAVELSG Training and Evaluation Unit, Williamsburg, Va.

NAVELSG Expeditionary Support Unit, Williamsburg, Va.


The Naval Construction Force (Seabees) provides a wide range of construction in support of operating forces, including roads, bridges, bunkers, airfields and logistics bases. It provides responsive support to disaster recovery operations; performs civic action projects as part of the Navy's theater security cooperation program; and provides force protection for personnel and construction projects. "We Build, We Fight."

1st Naval Construction Division, Norfolk

1st Naval Construction Division Forward, Pearl Harbor


1st Naval Construction Regiment, Port Hueneme, Calif.

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 17, Colorado Springs, Colo.

NMCB 18, Seattle, Wash.

Naval Construction Force Support Unit 2, Port Hueneme, Calif.

3rd Naval Construction Regiment, Atlanta

NMCB 14, Jacksonville, Fla.

NMCB 26, Ft. Belvoir, Va.

NMCB 24, Huntsville, Ala.

7th Naval Construction Regiment, Newport, R.I.

NMCB 21, Lakehurst, N.J.

NMCB 26, Mt. Clemens, Minn.

NMCB 27, Brunswick, Maine

9th Naval Construction Regiment, Ft Worth, Texas

NMCB 15, Kansas City, Mo.

NMCB 22, Fort Worth, Texas

NMCB 25, Fort McCoy, Wis.

NMCB 28, Shreveport, La.

22nd Naval Construction Regiment, Gulfport, Miss.

NMCB 1, Gulfport, Miss.

NMCB 11, Gulfport, Miss.

NMCB 74, Gulfport, Miss.

25th Naval Construction Regiment, Gulfport, Miss.

NMCB 7, Gulfport, Miss.

NMCB 133, Gulfport, Miss.

Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1, Norfolk

Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202, Norfolk

30th Naval Construction Regiment, Port Hueneme, Calif.

NMCB 3, Port Hueneme, Calif.

NMCB 4, Port Hueneme, Calif.

NMCB 5, Port Hueneme, Calif.

NMCB 40, Port Hueneme, Calif.

Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303, San Diego

UCT 2, Port Hueneme, Calif.

Seabee Readiness Groups

20th Seabee Readiness Group, Gulfport, Miss.

31st Seabee Readiness Group, Port Hueneme, Calif.


The riverine force establishes and maintains control of rivers and waterways for military and civil purposes, denies terrorists the use of the maritime environment, and destroys waterborne hostile forces as necessary. The riverine force combats sea-based terrorism and other illegal activities, such as hijacking, piracy and human trafficking.

Riverine Group 1, Norfolk

Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, Norfolk

RIVRON 2, Norfolk

RIVRON 3, Yorktown, Va.



MCAG is an enabling force working directly with the civil authorities and civilian populations within a combatant commander's maritime area of operations to lessen the impact of military operations imposed during peace time and periods of declared war, and increase the impact of humanitarian response and contingency operations in support of theater security cooperation plans. MCAG forces provide assistance with the restoration of local infrastructures in the aftermath of military operations or natural and man-made disasters, and participate in regional engagement activities intended to build support for the U.S. government. Maritime civil affairs forces operate from shore and afloat.

MCAG meets a unique need in the maritime environment--operating in locations ranging from permissive to hostile, they participate in the planning and conduct of civil military operations focusing on varied areas such as major combatant evacuations, maritime security operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, non--combatant evacuations and refugee operations. MCAG also coordinates military disaster response and humanitarian relief operations with non-government organizations. Further, MCAG works to deny terrorists safe-havens by assisting partner nations in extending authority and the rule of law into previously ungoverned areas.

Maritime Civil Affairs

Squadron 1, San Diego

Maritime Civil Affairs

Squadron 2, Yorktown, Va.


ETC supports combatant commanders' theater security cooperation efforts by delivering timely, focused and customized training to partner nations. As needed, ETC draws technical expertise from across the NECC force and DOD to provide the right trainer for the mission. Host nation training supports critical regional stability by helping improve the host nation's objectives, specifically to maximize capabilities in exercising maritime sovereignty.



ECRC coordinates with the U.S. Army across 14 states to oversee all administrative processing, equipping, training, deployment and re-deployment of Sailors assigned as individual augmentees, in-lieu of forces and to provisional units committed to joint and maritime security operations.

ECRC Det. Kuwait

ECRC Det. Iraq

ECRC Det. Afghanistan


NEIC capabilities provide timely, relevant force protection indications, warnings and tactical intelligence which enables combatant commanders to conduct missions across the spectrum of expeditionary operations; including major combat operations, maritime security operations, combat engineering/construction, theater security cooperation support, security assistance, foreign military training, maritime civil affairs and riverine operations.

(Source: Navy Expeditionary Combat Command)
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