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Subport B-The Secretary of the Novy

$700,201 Responsibilities of the Secretary of the Navy.

The Secretary of the Navy is the head of the Department of the Navy. Under the direction, authority, and control of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Navy is responsible for the policies and control of the Department of the Navy, including its organization, administration, Operation, and efficiency.

[39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, as amended at 45 FR 80277, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.202 Succession to duties.

(a) When there is a vacancy in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Or during the absence or disability of the Secretary, the Under Secretary of the Navy, and, in the order prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, the ASSistant Secretaries of the Navy Succeed to the duties of the Secretary. If the Secretary does not prescribe an order for succession to the duties of that office, the Assistant Secretaries shall succeed to those duties after the Under Secretary in the order in which they took Office as Assistant Secretaries.

(b) During the temporary absence of the above officials, the Chief of Naval Operations or, in his absence, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations succeeds to the duties of the Secretary.

[39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, as amended at 45 F.R. 80277, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700,203 The Civilian Executive Assistants.

(a) The Civilian Executive Assistants to the Secretary of the Navy are the Under Secretary of the Navy, the ASsistant Secretaries of the Navy, the General Counsel of the Navy and the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy. It is the policy of the Secretary to a SSign Department-wide responsibilities eSSential to the efficient administration of the Department of the Navy to and among his Civilian Executive AssistantS.

(b) The Civilian Executive Assistants, within their respective areas of responsibility, are the principal advisers and assistants to the Secretary On

the administration of the affairs of the Department of the Navy. In carrying out these duties, they shall do so in harmony with the statutory position of the Chief of Naval Operations as “the principal naval adviser and naval executive to the Secretary on the conduct of activities of the Department of the Navy” and the responsibilities of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps as Set forth in these regulations. The Civilian Executive Assistants are authorized and directed to act for the Secretary within their assigned areas of responSibility. (c) The Under Secretary of the Navy is designated as the deputy and principal assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, and acts with full authority of the Secretary in the general management of the Department of the Navy, and Supervision of Offices and Organizations as assigned by the Secretary. (d) The Assistant Secretary Of the Navy (Financial Management) is the Comptroller of the Navy, and is responsible for all matters related to the financial management of the Department of the Navy, including budgeting, accounting, disbursing, financing, progress and statistical reporting, auditing, management information SyStems, automatic data processing Systems and equipment (less than integral to a weapons System), and Supervision of offices and organizations as assigned by the Secretary. Under the Comptroller, the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy shall, in addition to performing other duties assigned, serve as an adviser and assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps with respect to financial and budgetary matters. (e) The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics) is responsible for the Overall Supervision of manpower and reserve component affairs of the Department of the Navy, including policy and administration of affairs related to military (active and inactive) and civilian perSonnel; all stages of the acquisition of naval ships funded by the appropriation “Ships Construction, Navy’’; all Department of the Navy acquisition programs following full Scale production decision (Milestone III); the business, contractual, manpower, and logistic support aspects of the Department of the Navy Acquisition programs, including policy and administration of affairs related thereto; the maintenance, alteration, supply, distribution, and disposal of material; all transportation matters; the acquisition, Construction, utilization, improvement alteration, maintenance, and disposal of real estate and facilities, including capital equipment utilities, housing, and public quarters; printing and publications; labor relations with respect to contractors with the Department of the Navy; industrial Security; the Mutual Defense Assistance Program, as related to the supplying of material, including Foreign Military Sales; and supervision of offices and Organizations as assigned by the Secretary. (f) The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Engineering and Systems) is responsible for all technical aspects of all stages of Department of the Navy acquisition programs through the full-scale production decision (Milestone III), including policy and administration of affairs related thereto, with the exception of the acquisition of naval ships funded by the appropriation “Ships Construction, Navy’; the technical aspects of the maintenance or alteration of material; all matters related to research, development, engineering, test, and evaluation efforts within the Department of the Navy, including management of the appropriation, ‘Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy’; Oceanography; ocean engineering and closely related matters; and supervision of Offices and organizations as assigned by the Secretary. (g) The General Counsel of the Navy is responsible for providing legal advice, counsel, and guidance to the Secretary and the other Civilian Executive Assistants on any matter that they may direct or that the General Counsel determines should be brought to their attention. The General Counsel is also responsible for providing all necessary legal advice, counsel, and guidance to the staffs of the Secretary and the other Civilian Executive ASSistants; the Supervision of the Office of the

General Counsel; and such other duties as the Secretary may assign. The responsibilities of the General Counsel are not intended to infringe upon, or interfere with, the responsibilities of the Judge Advocate General for the administration of military justice and Such other matters as may be assigned to that officer by statute or by the Secretary. (h) The Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy is responsible to the Secretary or Under Secretary for acting as a focal point and Coordinator for the resolution of problems which require high-level Special attention. In addition, the Deputy Under Secretary is the major claimant for funds and manpower supporting the Department of the Navy Secretariat, Staff Offices, and the Department of the Navy General Gift Fund. The Deputy Under Secretary is responsible for general overSight, policy and procedure formulation and coordination regarding environmental matters affecting the Department of the Navy, with the exception of occupational health and Safety and employee working conditions.

[39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, as amended at 45 FR 80277, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.204 The staff assistants.

The Staff ASSistants to the Secretary of the Navy are the Chief of Information; the Chief of Legislative Affairs; the Director, Office of Program Appraisal; and the heads of such other of fices and boards as may be established by law or by the Secretary for the purpose of assisting the Secretary or One or more of the Civilian Executive ASsistants in the administration of the Department of the Navy. The foregoing shall supervise all functions and activities internal to their offices and assigned shore activities, if any, and shall be responsible to the Secretary or to one of the Civilian Executive ASSistants for the utilization of resources by and the operating efficiency of all activities under their supervision. The duties of the individual Staff ASSistants and their respective offices will be as provided by law or as assigned by the Secretary.

[39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, as amended at 45 F.R. 80278, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.205 The Chief of Naval Research, The Judge Advocate General, The Deputy Comptroller of the Navy.

The Chief of Naval Research shall command the Office of Naval Research and assigned shore activities. The Judge Advocate General shall command the Office of the Judge Advocate General and assigned shore activities. The Deputy Comptroller of the Navy shall command the Office of the Comp— troller of the Navy and assigned shore activities. Each of them shall be responsible to the Secretary of the Navy or to one of the Civilian Executive ASsistants, as assigned, for the utilization of resources by and the Operating efficiency of all activities under their respective commands. The duties of the Chief of Naval Research, the Judge Advocate General, and the Comptroller of the Navy will be as provided by law or as assigned by the Secretary.

[39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, as amended at 45 FR 80278, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.206 Authority tional matters.

Subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Navy or guidance hereafter furnished by him, the Civilian Executive Assistants, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, the Chief of Naval Research, the Judge Advocate General, the Deputy Comptroller of the Navy, and the Staff Assistants are individually authorized to Organize, assign, and reassign responsibilities within their respective commands or offices in the organization of the Department of the Navy, including the establishment and disestablishment of Such component organizations as may be necessary, subject to the following:

(a) The authority to disestablish may not be exercised with respect to any Organizational component of the Department established by law.

(b) The Secretary retains the authority to approve the establishment of and disestablishment of shore activities, which will be done in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Secretary.

[39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, as amended at 45 FR 80278, Dec. 4, 1980]

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Subport C–The Chief of Novol Operotions

$700.301 Senior Military Officer of the Department of the Navy.

(a) The Chief of Naval Operations is the Senior military officer of the Department of the Navy, and takes precedence above all other officers of the naval Service, except an officer of the naval Service who is serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

(b) The Chief of Naval Operations is the principal naval adviser to the President and to the Secretary of the Navy On the conduct of war, and the principal naval adviser and naval executive to the Secretary on the conduct of the activities of the Department of the Navy.

(c) The Chief of Naval Operations is the Navy member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is responsible, in coordination with the Commandant of the Marine Corps, for keeping the Secretary of the Navy fully informed on matters Considered or acted upon by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is responsible, under the President and the Secretary Of Defense, for duties external to the Department of the Navy, as prescribed by law.

[39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, as amended at 45 FR 80278, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.302 Succession to duties.

The Vice Chief of Naval Operations, and then the Officers of the Navy, eligible for command at Sea, on duty in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the order of their seniority, shall, unless otherwise directed by the President, perform the duties of the Chief of Naval Operations during his absence, or disability, Or in the event of a temporary vacancy in that Office.

$700.303 Specific authority and duties of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations.

(a) The Vice Chief of Naval Operations has such authority and duties with respect to the Department of the Navy as the Chief of Naval Operations, with the approval of the Secretary of the Navy, may delegate to or prescribe for him. Orders issued by the Vice Chief of Naval Operations in performing Such duties have the same force and effect as those issued by the Chief of Naval Operations.

(b) Orders issued by the Vice Chief of Naval Operations in performing other duties have the Same force and effect as those issued by the Chief of Naval Operations.

$700.304 Authority and responsibility.

(a) Internal to the administration of the Department of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, shall command the Operating Forces of the Navy. The Chief of Naval Operations shall also command the Naval Material Command, the Bureau of Naval Personnel, and the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. In addition, he shall command Such shore activities as may be assigned to him by the Secretary. He shall be responsible to the Secretary for the utilization of resources by, and the operating efficiency of, all commands and activities under his command. (b) In addition, the Chief of Naval Operations has the following Specific reSponsibilities: (1) To Organize, train, equip, prepare, and maintain the readiness of Navy forces, including those for assignment to unified or specified commands for the performance of military missions as directed by the President, the Secretary of Defense, or the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Naval forces, when assigned to a unified or specified command, are under the full operational command of the commander to whom they are asSigned. (2) To determine and direct the efforts necessary to fulfill current and future requirements of the Navy (less Fleet Marine Forces and other assigned Marine Corps forces) for manpower, material, weapons, facilities, and Services, including the determination of quantities, military performance requirements, and times, places, and priorities of need. (3) To exercise leadership in maintaining a high degree of competence among Navy Officer and enlisted and civilian personnel in necessary fields of specialization, through education, training, and equal opportunities for personal advancement, and maintaining the morale and motivation of Navy

personnel and the prestige of a Navy Career. (4) To plan and provide health care for personnel of the naval service and their dependents. (5) To direct the organization, administration, training, and support of the Naval Reserve. (6) To inspect and investigate compoments of the Department of the Navy to determine and maintain efficiency, discipline, readiness, effectiveness, and economy, except in those areas where such responsibility rests with the Commandant of the Marine Corps. (7) To determine the needs of naval forces and activities for research, development, test, and evaluation; to plan and provide for the conduct of development, test, and evaluation which are adequate and responsive to longrange objectives, innmediate requirements, and fiscal limitations; and to provide assistance to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research and Development) in the direction, review, and appraisal of the overall Navy RDT&E Program to insure fulfillment of Stated requirements. (8) To formulate Navy strategic plans and policies and participate in the formulation of joint and combined strategic plans and policies and related command relationships. (9) To budget for commands, bureaus, and offices assigned to the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, and other activities and programs as assigned, except as may be otherwise directed by the Secretary of the Navy. (c) The Chief of Naval Operations, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, shall (except for those areas wherein such responsibility rests with the Commandant of the Marine Corps) exercise overall authority throughout the Department of the Navy in matters related to the effectiveness of the support of the Operating Forces of the Navy, the coordination and direction of assigned Navy-wide programs and functions including those assigned by higher authority, the coordination of activities of the Department of the Navy in matters concerning effectiveness, efficiency, and economy, and matters essential to naval military administration, such as security, intelligence, discipline, communications, and matters related to the customs and traditions of the naval service.

$700.305 Naval Vessel Register, classification of naval craft, and status of ships and service craft.

(a) The Chief of Naval Operations shall be responsible for the Naval Vessel Register (except the Secretary of the Navy shall strike vessels from the Register) and the assignment of classification for administrative purposes to water-borne craft and the designation of status for each ship and service Craft. The Classification of water-borne Craft and the status of ships and service craft are found in the glossary.

(b) Commissioned vessels and Craft shall be called “United States Ship— ’’ or ‘‘U.S.S. —”.

(c) Civilian manned Ships Of the Military Sealift Command or other commands designated “active Status, in Service” shall be called “United States Naval Ship—” or “U.S.N.S.—”.

(d) Ships and service craft designated “active status, in Service,” except those described by paragraph C of this article, shall be referred to by name, When assigned, classification, and hull number (e.g., “HIGHPOINT PCH-1” or “YOGN-8”).

(e) The Chief of Naval Operations shall designate hospital ships and medical aircraft as he deems necessary. Such designation shall be in compliance with the Geneva, Convention for the Amelioration of the Conditions of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of the Armed Forces at Sea of 12 August 1949 and he shall ensure compliance with the notice provisions Of that Convention.

[39 FR 7135, Feb. 25, 1974, as amended at 45 F.R. 80278, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.306 The Chief of Naval Material.

The Chief of Naval Material, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall command the Naval Material Command. In addition to the tasks which may be assigned by the Chief of Naval Operations, he shall:

(a) Provide direct staff assistance to the Secretary of the Navy and the CiVilian Executive Assistants in matters pertaining to contracting, procurement, production and exploratory deVelopment, laboratories assigned to the

Chief of Naval Material and to related matters. In these areas, the Chief of Naval Material shall inform the Chief of Naval Operations and, when appropriate, the Commandant of the Marine Corps in matters of policy and signifiCant, actions. (b) Be responsive directly to the Commandant of the Marine Corps in providing necessary planning and programming data, requirements and in meeting those particular material Support needs of the U.S. Marine Corps which are required to be provided by the Naval Material Command. (C) Provide the Commandant of the Marine Corps with timely advice conCerning training and technical requirements essential for the operation and maintenance by Marine Corps personnel of new equipment under development. (1) Be responsive to the heads of Other organizations in meeting their material support needs which are provided by the Naval Material Command. (2) Provide guidance to Navy and Marine Corps Commands, as required, on functional areas related to Naval Material Command acquisition and logistics Support responsibilities and other technical or professional matters as appropriate.

$700.307 The Chief of Naval Personnel and the Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. The Chief of Naval Personnel, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall command the Bureau of Naval Personnel. The Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, (who is also the Surgeon General of the Navy), under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall command the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to the tasks which may be assigned by the Chief of Naval Operations, they shall: (a) Be responsive directly to the Commandant of the Marine Corps in meeting those particular needs of the United States Marine Corps which are required to be provided by their respective bureaus. (b) Be responsive to the heads of Other organizations in meeting the particular needs of such organizations which are provided by the Chief of

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