Commander, Naval Base (COMNAVBASE)
The Naval Base Commander sets policy and providing the leadership and continuity necessary to sustain the combat-ready force, leading the combined efforts of commands and activities which support operational fleet units. As a subordinate of the Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Fleet and US Pacific Fleet, COMNAVBASE Jacksonville serves as the Immediate Superior in Command of operational and five support commands. The Commander also serves as the Navy's Regional Planning Agent, Regional Environmental and Public Affairs Coordinator and the US Environmental Protection Agency liaison, as well as the Casualty Assistance Calls Officer.
On 27 July 2000 The Chief of Naval Operations has officially recognized the expanded missions of the commanding officers of Naval Air Station North Island, Naval Station San Diego, and Naval Submarine Base San Diego by conferring additional titles to reflect their increased scope of responsibility.
The geographic area of the Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station North Island, whose responsibilities also include the Amphibious Base at Coronado, the Naval Outlying Field Imperial Beach, and the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island will now be known as Naval Base Coronado
The geographic area now assigned to the Commanding Officer, Naval Station San Diego, which includes the Broadway Complex (hosting Navy Region Southwest Headquarters and the Fleet Industrial Supply Center San Diego) and Naval Medical Center San Diego, will now be known as Naval Base San Diego.
The geographic area of the Commanding Officer, Submarine Base San Diego has been expanded to include the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center and the Taylor Street Complex, hosting Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, and will now be known as Naval Base Point Loma.
These increased geographic responsibilities have accompanied the expanded roles of these commanding officers in all other areas. Under the matrix management streamlining of the Navy's Shore Installation Management process known as "Regionalization," regional commanding officers have assumed additional responsibilities for management of specific programs, such as Port Operations, Safety and Environmental throughout the Southwest Region. They have, since the inception of the process, also filled key roles as members of the Navy Region Southwest Executive Steering Committee, which oversees the major business decisions of the Region.
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