Navy Reserve Centers Now Navy Operational Support Centers

Story Number: NNS060329-07Release Date: 3/29/2006 1:42:00 PM
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By Journalist 1st Class (SW/AW) Rob Kerns, Commander, Naval Reserve Force Public Affairs

NEW ORLEANS (NNS) -- As of March 22, all Navy Reserve Centers will now be called Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSC)s.

According to OPNAV NOTICE 5450, the name was a result of the Navy's vision for the center's name to more accurately describe the integrated role Reserve forces play in the day-to-day planning and operational requirements of the Navy.

According to Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Rear Adm. Craig O. McDonald, the NOSCs provide ready and fully integrated Sailors to the fleet on a daily basis.

"The name change is to show what the NOSCs actually do for the Navy. The mission will stay the same," said McDonald.

The change does not affect Marine Corps Reserve Centers.

Naval Air Reserve commands are also renamed NOSCs and placed under appropriate Reserve Readiness Commands as Echelon V commands.

The official notice can be found at

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