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Carrier Group Six

The misson of the Carrier Group Six staff is to prepare and enable the Battle Group to conduct prompt, sustained operations from the sea in the execution of national policy. Carrier Group Six exercises command over assigned forces, administers, trains, inspects, evaluates and reports on assigned ships and their embarked air wings in order to maintain the highest attainable level of operational readiness. In addition, Carrier Group Six develops and improves tactics, doctrines and operating procedures for the combat employment of forces under his administrative and operational command.

COMCARGRU SIX operates under the administrative control of Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and under the operational control of Commander, Second Fleet for national operations and Commander, Strike Fleet Atlantic for NATO operations. COMCARGRU SIX exercises administrative control over ships, a Carrier Air Wing, and Tactical Destroyer Squadrons assigned to COMCARGRU SIX and is frequently designated as a Battle Group Commander. In this capacity, he is responsible for the operational employment of assigned forces. When embarked in an aircraft carrier assigned to another Battle Group, COMCARGRU SIX is responsible for the operational readiness of his flagship and providing the senior Battle Group Commander with pertinent information on his flagship's operational readiness.

COMCARGRU SIX also serves as principal advisor to the type commander in all matters concerning the operational support and employment of assigned forces and advises Commander Second Fleet regarding tactical employment of battle groups, strike warfare planning, integrated air support development, electronic warfare, and anti-ship missile defense doctrines. The mission of the staff is to prepare and enable the battle group to conduct prompt, sustained operations from the sea in the execution of national policy through command and control, organizing, planning, training and maintaining all aspects of battle group operations.




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