The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) is responsible for, and has
the authority under Title 10 of the United States Code, to
conduct all the affairs of the Department of the Navy, including:
recruiting, organizing, supplying, equipping, training, mobilizing,
and demobilizing. The Secretary also oversees the construction,
outfitting, and repair of naval ships, equipment and facilities.
SECNAV is responsible for the formulation and implementation of
policies and programs that are consistent with the national security
policies and objectives established by the President and the Secretary
of Defense. The Department of the Navy consists of two uniformed
Services: the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.