|Commander, Navy Region Hawaii|
Navy Region Hawaii
Command insignia of Navy Region Hawaii
|Active||1999 - present|
|Branch||United States Navy|
|Part of||Naval Installations Command|
|HQ||Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii|
|Commander||RDML Brian Fort|
|Chief of Staff||CAPT James Jenks|
|Command Master Chief||CMDCM David B. Carter|
Navy Region Hawaii (CNRH or NAVREGHI) is one of eleven current naval regions responsible to Commander, Navy Installations Command for the operation and management of Naval shore installations in Hawaii. The region is commanded by RDML Brian Fort, who also serves additionally as the commander of Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.
The region's most important installation, Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam hosts two of United States Pacific Command subordinate Service components - United States Pacific Fleet on the Pearl Harbor side, and Pacific Air Forces on the Hickam side. The region also oversees installation support for the Pacific Missile Range Facility, the world's largest instrumented, multi-dimensional testing and training missile range in Kekaha, Hawaii.
History[edit | edit source]
Most of the current day boundaries of Navy Region Hawaii encompass what was previously known as the Fourteenth Naval District. The Fourteenth District was formed in 1916 by then-Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling, headquartered on the property of Naval Station Pearl Harbor. By 1945, the district consisted of the following geographic areas: the Hawaiian Islands, and islands to westward, including Midway, Wake, Kure, and Johnston, and Kingman Reef.
Subordinate Units/Installations[edit | edit source]
As an Echelon III commander, Commander, Navy Region Hawaii reports directly to Commander, Navy Installations Command for the operation and readiness of the following subordinate commands/installations:
- Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam
- Pacific Missile Range Facility
Commander, Navy Surface Group Middle Pacific Active November 2008 - present Country United States Branch United States Navy Type Group Commander Part of United States Third Fleet &
Naval Surface Forces Pacific
HQ Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii Nickname(s) NAVSURFGRU MIDPAC Commanders Commander RDML Brian Fort Chief of Staff CAPT Eric Weilenman Command Master Chief CMDCM (SW/SS) Robert Crossno
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The commander of Navy Region Hawaii is also responsible to Commander, United States Third Fleet (operationally) and Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific (administratively) as the Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, a command that is responsible for the maintenance and training of all surface ships homeported in Hawaii.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Fourteenth Naval District". https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/research-guides/lists-of-senior-officers-and-civilian-officials-of-the-us-navy/district-commanders/fourteenth-naval-district.html.
- "http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/cnsgmp/Pages/AboutUs.aspx". http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/cnsgmp/Pages/AboutUs.aspx.
- "STANDARD NAVY DISTRIBUTION LIST ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION OF THE OPERATING FORCES OF THE U.S. NAVY". https://doni.documentservices.dla.mil/SECNAV%20Manuals/Administrative%20Organization%20of%20the%20Operating%20Forces%20of%20the%20U.S.%20Navy.pdf.
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