Naval Power and Force Projection

Summer 2017

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NAVELSG provides Sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to support the fleet's surface and air-handling mission. More than 100 Sailors and civilians at NAVELSG headquarters work hand in hand with the fleet and are dedicated to ensuring training is current and well executed on behalf of 2,800 active duty and reserve Sailors in the administration, logistics and training of their active and reserve units. "With one active duty cargo handling battalion to handle the peacetime movement of cargo, having six operational reserve battalions allows the Navy the flexibility to quickly mobilize in the event of a war or humanitarian crisis at a much more cost effective rate," added Cragg. "It is within this context that make the reserve component Sailors of the NAVELSG cargo handling battalions unique." Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ELEVEN (NCHB 11), one of six reserve component cargo handling battalions of NAVELSG, for example, have assisted the Marines during past exercises via roll on – roll off of vehicles. Additionally, active and reserve component Sailors of NAVELSG embark to provide full-time operation cargo handling functions on Military Sealift Command vessels. NAVELSG reserve component personnel are a natural and critical fit to the cargo handling mission. Meeting the Mine Threat Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures (ExMCM) works to leverage inherent expeditionary skillsets, providing rapid, responsive, scalable, agile, and adaptive MCM forces. In addition to adding MCM capacity, ExMCM companies deliver an organic, full detect-to-engage MCM capability in support of theatre requirements to defeat mines from Advanced Forward. Staging Bases at sea, in harbors and over sea lines of communication, and are capable of taking their capability over the beach to provide EOD and exploitation capabilities ashore. "The ExMCM capability utilizes underwater unmanned vehicles to find, fix, and finish explosive threats in the expeditionary warfare battle space," said Cragg. "They can exploit explosive threats using technical means to attribute them to nation states or terrorist groups to provide information to strategic decision makers." EOD platoons deploy globally and participate in various coalition and joint exercises. ExMCM Command and Control demonstrations took place during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 exercise in the Pacific. "By interacting and operating with EOD commands from our sister services or with partner nations during strategic-level exercises, we improve the EOD's intellectual enterprise to maximize the overall combat effectiveness of Naval Expeditionary Forces," added Cragg. Value-Added Commander Task Forces In 2012, NECC Pacific was established for all NECF in the Pacific Fleet Area of Responsibility. Newly stood up Commander Task Forces (CTF) addressed various needs including employment of NECC forces by fleet and joint commanders. By setting up the Commander Task Forces it provided deliberate Stop and Take a Look at our NEW EDUCATION LINEUP ! FREE Expo Floor Education Trending Topics Innovative Formats 180+ Sessions Active Shooter Business Operations Crime/Loss Prevention Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Current Events ESRM Information Security Terrorism Workplace Violence ...just to name a few! Register by August 11 and SAVE! TD Earn up to 30 CPEs GLOBAL PROJECTION NAVY EXPEDITIONARY COMBAT COMMAND 16 | NP&FP and DoD P&E | Summer 2017

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