Navy Organization - a look at the organization of the Navy

The Type Commands

All ships are organized into catagories by type. Aircraft carriers, aircraft squadrons, and air stations are under the administrative control of the appropriate Commander Naval Air Force. Submarines come under the Commander Submarine Force. All other ships fall under Commander Naval Surface Force. Also, you will note that the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets mirror one another. Normally, the type command controls the ship during its primary and intermediate training cycles and then it moves under the operational control of a fleet commander. Some of the blocks in this diagram are hyperlinked to the web site of that command.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command Commander Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet Commander Naval Air Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet Commander Naval Surface Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet Commander Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Naval Air Force U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Naval Network Warfare Command Navy Type Command organization

Updated: 28 August 2009