Combat Logistics Squadron TWO
Commander, Combat Logistics Squadron TWO's mission is to develop and maintain readiness of units assigned for unrestricted combat logistics support operations including underway replenishment, towing and salvage, harbor clearance, cargo handling, port operations, afloat repair services, diving operations and safety, and to exercise tactical operational control of fleet units in order to achieve sea and air control in support of national objectives. Commander, Combat Logistics Squadron TWO reports directly to Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVSURFLANT), and is reporting senior for all O-6 commands within the Atlantic Fleet Combat Logistics Force.
Commander, Combat Logistics Squadron TWO serves as the primary source of expertise for higher authority in specialized areas of Combat Logistics Force (CLF) operations which include: underway replenishment, towing, diving and salvage, cargo handling, developing and maintaining high standards of readiness for ships assigned for unrestricted mobile logistics support operations, and exercising tactical control of units assigned.
The responsibilities of Commander, Combat Logistics Squadron TWO include: Command forces assigned by higher authority; Develop and maintain readiness of assigned units for unrestricted fleet operations; Perform as Tactical Commander as directed by the Type or Fleet commander; Develop and improve tactics, operating procedures, equipment, and doctrine for combat logistics and act as coordinating authority for such efforts within the force; Provide combat logistics to operational units as directed; Plan, execute and provide services for towing, diving, salvage, harbor clearance, and special research and technical projects; Maintain liaison and coordination with Commander SIXTH Fleet and Commander, Service Force (CTF-63), SIXTH Fleet to ensure adequate preparation and performance of combat logistics units assigned to the SIXTH Fleet; Maintain liaison and coordination with Commander FIFTH Fleet and Commander, Service Force (CTF-53), FIFTH Fleet to ensure adequate preparation and performance of combat logistics units assigned to the FIFTH Fleet; Advise Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Commander SECOND Fleet on logistics support and salvage matters; Coordinate Fleet emergency load-out actions in close Coordination with Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet logistics support personnel; Provide forces for towing, salvage, and harbor clearance and diving services through assigned units; Provide cargo handling services worldwide through U.S. Navy Cargo Handling and Port Group; Maintain liaison and coordination with Commander, Military Sealift Command for the administrative and operational readiness of Military Sealift Command ships assigned to Commander, Combat Logistics Squadron TWO for operational control.
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