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Commandant, Naval District Washington
Naval District Washington
Naval District Washington DC.jpg
Command insignia of Naval District Washington
Active 1903 - present
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Type Region Commander
Role Management of naval installations and shore staff in the National Capitol Region
Part of Naval Installations Command
HQ Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC
Nickname(s) NDW
Flag of a United States Navy rear admiral (lower half).svg RDML Charles "Chip" Rock

Naval District Washington is one of eleven current naval regions responsible to Commander, Navy Installations Command for the operation and management of Naval shore installations in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. The Commandant is currently the only remaining Naval Districts from the 1900s era, making it, by default the oldest of the current naval regions. The Commandant is headquartered at the Washington Navy Yard only a few yards away from the Commander, Navy Installations Command headquarters.

History[edit | edit source]

As part of the formation of most of the Naval Districts in 1903, Naval District Washington was stood up under the command of the Commandant, Washington Navy Yard. Originally named the Potomac River Naval Command, it was formed from the areas of the Potomac River up to the Great Falls, the District of Columbia, and the Counties of Prince Georges, Montgomery, St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Stafford, King George, Prince William, and Westmoreland Counties in Virginia, less the Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia and the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.[1]

Subordinate Commands[edit | edit source]

As Echelon III Commander[edit | edit source]

NDW reports to Commander Naval Installations Command as an Echelon III commander over the following installations:

As Echelon II Commander[edit | edit source]

NDW maintains a direct reporting role to the Chief of Naval Operations as an Echelon II commander in its role as the immediate superior in command (ISIC) for the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard at Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling, Human Resources Office Washington and Navy Exchange Bethesda.

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