Navy Strategic Command

The Navy Strategic Command (formerly the Navy Systems Command) is the command responsible for training, personnel, resources, engineering and capability development of the Royal Australian Navy. As such the Navy Strategic Command works with the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, the Defence Science and Technology Group, and the Joint Capabilities Group to ensure the personal, materiel and logistical capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy.[1][2]

Navy Strategic Command
Country Australia
AllegianceAustralian Defence Force
Branch Royal Australian Navy
Garrison/HQCanberra, Australian Capital Territory

Role and structure

The role and responsibilities of the Navy Strategic Command is principally to provide logistical support services to the Fleet Command and the infrastructure and personnel of the Royal Australian Navy as a whole.[3][4]

The Head of Navy People, Training and Resources is dual held by the Deputy Chief of Navy with the rank of rear admiral and is responsible for the training and management of the personnel of the Royal Australian Navy.

The Head of Navy Engineering, with the rank of rear admiral and Naval Flag Administrator, is responsible for the management, delivery and maintenance of seaworthy material, maritime engineering, oversight of the Fleet Support Unit, overseeing health and safety requirements, and setting material certification requirements and licensing policy. As such the Head of Navy Engineering works with the Joint Logistics Command.[5][6] The Head of Navy Engineering operates one of the most comprehensive engineering programs in Australia.[7]

The Naval Technical Bureau is composed of uniform and civilian specialists across engineering and technological professions responsible for the delivery of seaworthy materiel.[8]

Maritime Safety Bureau

The Maritime Safety Bureau is responsible for the monitoring and defining policy for maritime safety and operational seaworthiness of the Royal Australian Navy.[9]

The Head of Navy Capability, with the rank of rear admiral, is responsible for navy modernisation, investment, and force design bringing the alignment of capabilities of the three services together into a joint force. The Head of Navy Capability works with the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.[10]

Submarine Capability Branch

Aviation Capability Branch

Capability Plans and Engagement Branch

Sea Power Centre

The Sea Power Centre – Australia (SPC–A) was established in the early 1990s to act as an autonomous research centre in order to foster and encourage development of maritime strategic thought by providing intellectual rigour to the public debate on maritime strategy and other maritime issues.[11]

References

  1. "Senior Leadership Group". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. "Organisation". Royal Australian Navy. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. "Senior Leadership Group". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. "Organisation". Royal Australian Navy. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  5. "Senior Leadership Group". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  6. "Organisation". Royal Australian Navy. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  7. "Civilian Engineer Development Program Introduction". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  8. "Civilian Engineer Development Program Introduction". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  9. Eliza Bavin (29 November 2013). "Royal Australian Navy says goodbye to Captain Howard Furness". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  10. Robbin Laird (30 August 2016). "Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead focused on the way ahead for the Royal Australian Navy". Second Line of Defense. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  11. "Sea Power Centre – About". Royal Australian Navy. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
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