WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command, spoke at the Department of the Navy's Energy, Installations and Environment panel during the 2018 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, April 10.
Notable panel members included Phyllis L. Bayer, assistant secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment), and Rear Adm. Bret Muilenberg, commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
"As we build the Navy the nation needs, the mission of CNIC truly is to deliver shore-based products," said Jackson. "We have a vast array of what we deliver - and we do it to sustain the fleet, the fighter and the family."
Jackson spoke to how CNIC supports warfighter readiness from the shore, the importance of building partnerships, and how to evolve the shore enterprise to improve readiness fleet-wide.
"Our linkage to warfighting readiness is an absolute imperative," said Jackson. "We have to be conscious and we have to weave that into absolutely everything that we really do."
CNIC organizes, mans, trains, equips, then manages and maintains all assigned bases within its portfolio.
With responsibility over more than 53,000 civilian and military personnel, 71 bases and 11 regions, the organization impacts all warfare enterprises, including fleets, service members, civilians, community members and veterans.
CNIC builds partnerships outside the fence line and we are eager to learn, said Jackson. Key priorities of the readiness equation include learning, evolving and getting stronger.