Navy Region Middle Atlantic
[COMNAVREG MIDLANT] is an echelon III commander, subordinate to Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT). The mission of COMNAVREG MIDLANT is to perform military command of assigned shore activities; to coordinate the provision of shore activity support to the operating forces of the Navy, other naval activities and tenant commands; to sustain the provision of specified funding, personnel and facilities support to assigned shore activities; to assess and evaluate installation management functions, quality of products, services and readiness of assigned shore activities, and to perform such other functions and tasks as may be assigned by higher authority. As Regional Area Coordinator, COMNAVREG MIDLANT exercises Regional Area Coordination responsibilities over naval shore activities within the region designated by CINCLANTFLT as Area Coordinator. Current regional area of responsibility includes the five-state region of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware, less those areas assigned to Naval District Washington (the Washington Capital Region) for all functions except environmental. COMNAVREG MIDLANT is the Regional Environmental Coordinator for the five-state area described above, which includes the Washington Capital Region. The following is a summary of functions and tasks assigned to COMNAVREG MIDLANT by Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
- Command Subordinates
- SOPA (ADMIN) Hampton Roads, Virginia
- Regional Area Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic Region
- Responsible Line Commander (RLC) for assigned Medical Centers, Dental Centers and Public Works Centers
- Coordinate and provide support to USN Operating Forces
- Sponsor Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board
- Coordinate and provide Regional Casualty Assistance and Funeral Honors for the Mid-Atlantic Region
- Prescribe Navy Uniforms for the Mid-Atlantic Region
- Conduct Echelon 3/Regional Legal Services
- Prepare, Execute Destructive Weather Evacuation (WEAX) Plan
- Regional Environmental Program Manager
- Regional Environmental Coordinator for EPA Region 3
- Resource Manager (Fiscal and Manpower) for assigned activities
- Conduct Commercial Activities/outsourcing operations
- Operate regional business office
- Act as residual funds administrator for closed CINCLANTFLT shore activities
- Coordinate Religious Ministry for assigned activities
- Conduct Personal Awards Program
- Operate Regional Reserve Mobilization Processing Site
- Act as Navy On-Scene Coordinator for Accidents/Incidents
- Act as Regional Disaster Preparedness Planning and Coordination with civil authorities and area military commands
- Coordinate Nuclear Service Response Force (NSRF) actions
- Maintain Regional Base Master Plans and conduct regional facilities planning and programming coordination
- Act as Navy Regional Planning Agent (RPA) for Mid-Atlantic Region (Assigned 5-state region plus the District of Columbia)
- Manage Class I and Class II property in the region.
- Act as Navy representative and coordinate transportation and transshipment plans and actions with state and federal agencies
- Conduct Public Affairs Program
- Operate a Naval Museum
- Coordinate regional Community Service programs, including Personal Excellence Partnerships
- Conduct Regional Quality of Life Boards
- Conduct/coordinate military retention programs
- Coordinate/evaluate Military Equal Opportunity Program
- Provide Inspector General investigative services
- Conduct command inspection program
- Coordinate regional Foreign Ship Visits
- Coordinate regional "Open Skies" Treaty actions
- Perform as Board Authority for Service Craft and Boat Accounting Report (SABAR) for the region
- Coordinate regional Family Advocacy Program
- Perform administrative and management support services, including information dissemination, administrative policy and personnel/information security guidance in support of command operations
- Perform military/civilian personnel administrative services
- Conduct/coordinate Safety programs at assigned activities
- Administer regional Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program
- Serve as regional Information Technology point of contact
- Coordinate/conduct security support services in the region
- Provide regional supply services
- Promulgate Mission, Functions and Tasks for subordinates
- Provide consolidated Comptroller/Manpower Management functions for assigned subordinates within the Mid-Atlantic Region
The Regional Command Staff consists of advisors, technical experts, functional managers, and command staff personnel supporting the Commander/Chief of Staff in managing the operations and administration of the Mid-Atlantic Region command structure. Includes those functions delegated or directed by higher authority necessary to perform operations intrinsic to supporting a flag regional command staff. The regional command staff includes department heads, administrative support operations, and other personnel assigned to the Mid-Atlantic command staff who directly support the internal management and operations of the staff.
The Regional Functional Staff consists of special advisors, technical experts and program managers providing planning, oversight, recommendations and monitoring execution of staff and subordinate activity functions and tasks, in support of regional and higher authority policies and direction. Regional functional staff coordinates activities and advises subordinate commands in the execution and management of specific responsibilities in support of regional direction and objectives.
In its 2005 BRAC Recommendations, DoD recommended to consolidate Navy Region Northeast, New London, CT, with Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, VA. This decision was made in conjunction with its recommendation to close Submarine Base New London. The consolidation of Navy Region, Northeast with Navy Region, Mid-Atlantic was one element of the Department of the Navy efforts to reduce the number of Installation Management Regions from twelve to eight. According to DoD, consolidation of the Regions would rationalize regional management structure and would allow for opportunities to collocate regional entities to align management concepts and efficiencies.
In another recommendation, DoD would realign Fort Story, VA, by relocating the installation management functions to Commander Naval Mid-Atlantic Region at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
All installations employed military, civilian, and contractor personnel to perform common functions in support of installation facilities and personnel. All installations executed these functions using similar or near similar processes. Because these installations shared a common boundary with minimal distance between the major facilities or are in near proximity, there was significant opportunity to reduce duplication of efforts with resulting reduction of overall manpower and facilities requirements capable of generating savings, which would be realized by paring unnecessary management personnel and achieving greater efficiencies through economies of scale. Intangible savings would be expected to result from opportunities to consolidate and optimize existing and future service contract requirements. Additional opportunities for savings would also be expected to result from establishment of a single space management authority capable of generating greater overall utilization of facilities and infrastructure. Further savings would be expected to result from opportunities to reduce and correctly size both owned and contracted commercial fleets of base support vehicles and equipment consistent with the size of the combined facilities and supported populations. Regional efficiencies achieved as a result of Service regionalization of installation management would provide additional opportunities for overall savings as the designated installations are consolidated under regional management structures. The quantitative military value score validated by military judgment was the primary basis for determining which installation was designated as the receiving location.
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