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Naval Personnel and the Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

$700.308 Naval Inspector General.

There is in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations the Office of the Naval Inspector General. The Naval InSpector General, when directed, shall inquire into and report upon any matter which affects the discipline or military efficiency of the Department of the Navy; however, the Secretary of the Navy shall direct inquiry when such matters are related to the Marine Corps. He shall make such inspections, investigations, and reports as the Secretary of the Chief of Naval Operations directs. The Naval Inspector General shall periodically propose programs of inspections to the Chief of Naval Operations and shall recommend additional inspections or investigations as may appear appropriate.

§ 700.309 Commander in Chief; U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

(a) The Commander in Chief of U.S. Atlantic Fleet is a naval commander in chief of the Operating Forces of the Navy under the Command of the Chief of Naval Operations. He shall command the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and is responsible for the administration, training, maintenance, Support and readiness of the Atlantic Fleet including those forces temporarily assigned to the operational command of other commanders.

(b) The Commander in Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet is a naval COmpOnent COmmander of the unified command under the Commander in Chief, Atlantic.

(c) The organization of the Atlantic

Fleet, the forces assigned and their em

ployment shall be as Specified by the Chief of Naval Operations except for the employment of forces assigned to the Operational Command of unified and Specified commanders.

$700.310 Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

(a) The Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet is a naval commander in chief of the Operating Forces of the Navy under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations. He shall command the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is responsible for the administration, training,

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(a) The Commander in Chief U.S. Naval Forces, Europe is a naval commander in chief of the Operating Forces of the Navy under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations. He shall represent the Chief of Naval Operations for U.S. naval matters in the general areas of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. He shall command those forces assigned by the Chief of Naval Operations or by other naval Commanders.

(b) The Commander in Chief U.S. Naval Forces, Europe is the naval component Commander of the unified command under the Commander in Chief, U.S. European Command.

$700.312 Commander, Military Sealift Command.

(a) The Commander, Military Sealift Command is a naval commander of the Operating Forces of the Navy under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations. He shall provide Ocean transportation for personnel and cargo of the Department of Defense (excluding that transported by units of the fleet) in accordance with policies and procedures of the Single Manager for Ocean Transportation (Secretary of the Navy) and the Secretary of Defense. He shall also operate ships in support of scientific projects and other programs for agencies or departments of the United States.

(b) The Military Sealift Command shall operate and maintain government owned ships and augment operational

capability by Shipping cargo and passengers on Commercially operated ships, chartering ships, and exercising operational control over ships activated from National Defense Reserve Fleet to meet emergency needs.

$700.313 Commander, Naval Intel

ligence Command.

The Commander, Naval Intelligence Command, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall be responsible for directing and managing the activities of the Naval Intelligence Command to insure fulfillment of the intelligence, counterintelligence, investigative, and Security requirements of the Department of the Navy.

$700.314 Commander, Naval Telecommunications Command. The Commander, Naval Tele

communications Command, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall exercise Overall responSibility throughout the Department of the Navy for the coordination of the provision, operation, and maintenance of adequate and Secure naval Communications.

[41 FR 18074, Apr. 30, 1976]

$700.315 Oceanographer of the Navy.

The Oceanographer of the Navy, within the Office Of the Chief of Naval Operations, performs functions relating to external interfaces with national and international Oceanographic Organizations and bodies.

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

$700.316 Commander, Naval Oceanography Command.

The Commander, Naval Oceanog

raphy Command, under the Command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall be responsible for the management of assigned Oceanographic, mapping, charting, geodetic and meteorological activities and efforts and shall provide technical guidance in such matters throughout the Department of the Navy.

[45 F.R. 80278, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.317 Commander, Naval Security Group Command.

The Commander, Naval Security Group Command, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall be responsible for the provision, Operation, and maintenance of an adequate Naval Security Group and shall perform Cryptologic and related functions.

$700.318 Chief of Naval Education and Training.

The Chief of Naval Education and Training, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall be reSponsible for the training of Navy perSonnel, other than training assigned by the Chief of Naval Operations to other authorities, and for the training of Marine Corps aviation personnel.

[41 FR 18074, Apr. 30, 1976]

$700.319 Chief of Naval Reserve.

The Chief of Naval Reserve, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall be responsible for the administration of Naval Reserve programs, the management of Naval ReServe resources, and for logistic Support of the Marine Corps air program.

$700.320 Commandants of Naval Districts.

(a) The Commandants of Naval Districts, under the command of the Chief of Naval Operations shall represent the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations in such matters as may be assigned; to exercise area coOrdination authority and supervise and direct the effective execution of a Ssigned area, coordination responsibilities Over all naval shore activities and personnel in the Naval Service in the naval district; to exercise command of assigned naval shore activities; to coordinate fleet support matters as asSigned by Fleet Commanders in Chief; and to coordinate public affairs matters throughout the naval district, and to perform Such other functions as may be directed by the Chief of Naval Operations.

[41 FR 18074, Apr. 30, 1976, and 45 F.R. 80278, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.321 President, Board of Inspection and Survey.

The President of the Board of Inspection and Survey, assisted by Such other officers and such permanent and semipermanent sub-boards as may be designated by the Secretary of the Navy, shall: (a) Conduct acceptance trials and inspections of all ships and Service craft prior to acceptance for naval Service. (b) Conduct acceptance trials and inspections on one or more aircraft of each type or model prior to final acceptance for naval Service. (c) Examine at least once every three years, if practicable, each naval ship to determine its material condition and, if found unfit for continued Service, report to higher authority. (d) Perform such other inspections and trials of naval ships, Service Craft, and aircraft as may be directed by the Chief of Naval Operations.

Subport D–The Commondont of the Morine Corps

$700.401 Senior officer of the Marine Corps. (a) The Commandant of the Marine Corps is the senior officer of the United States Marine Corps. (b) The Commandant of the Marine Corps is the Marine Corps member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is responsible, in coordination with the Chief of Naval Operations, 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 F.R. 80278, Dec. 4, 1980]

$700.402 Succession to duties.

The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, and then the officers of the Marine Corps, not restricted in the performance of duty, on duty at the headquarters of the Marine Corps in the order of their seniority, shall, unless otherwise directed by the President, perform the duties of the Commandant of the Marine Corps during

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the Secretary for the administration, discipline, internal organization, training, requirements, efficiency, and readiness of the Marine Corps; for the operation of the Marine Corps material Support system; and the total performance of the Marine Corps. He shall command such shore activities as may be a Ssigned by the Secretary, and is responsible to the Secretary for the utilization of resources by and the Operating efficiency of all activities under his command. When performing these functions, the Commandant is not a part of the command structure of the Chief of Naval Operations. There must, however, be a close cooperative relationship between the Chief of Naval Operations, as the senior military officer of the Department of the Navy, and the Commandant, as the one having Command responsibility over the Marine Corps. (c) The Commandant of the Marine Corps is directly responsible to the Chief of Naval Operations for the organization, training, and readiness of those elements of the Operating Forces of the Marine Corps assigned to the Operating Forces of the Navy. Such Marine Corps forces, when so assigned, are subject to the command exercised by the Chief of Naval Operations over the Operating Forces of the Navy. Likewise, members or organizations of the Navy, when assigned to the Marine Corps, are subject to the command of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. $700.404 Specific responsibilities.

In addition, the Commandant of the Marine Corps has the following specific responsibilities: (a) To plan for and determine the support needs of the Marine Corps for equipment, Weapons Or weapons systems, materials, supplies, facilities, maintenance, and supporting services. This responsibility includes the determination of Marine Corps characteris– tics of equipment and material to be procured or developed, and the training required to prepare Marine Corps personnel for combat. It also includes the operation of the Marine Corps Material Support System. (b) To budget for the Marine Corps, except, as may be Otherwise directed by the Secretary of the Navy. (c) To develop, in Coordination with Other military Services, the doctrines, tactics, and equipment employed by landing forces in amphibious operationS. (d) TO formulate Marine Corps Strategic plans and policies and participate in the formulation of joint and Combined strategic plans and policies and related command relationships. (e) To plan for and determine the present and future needs, both quantitative and qualitative, for personnel, including reserve personnel and Civilian personnel, of the United States Marine Corps. This includes responsibility for leadership in maintaining a high degree of competence annong Marine Corps officers and enlisted personnel and Marine Corps Civilian personnel in necessary fields of Specialization through education, training, and equal Opportunities for personal advancement; and for leadership in maintaining the morale and motivation of Marine Corps personnel and the prestige of a career in the Marine Corps. (f) To plan for and determine develOpment requirements of the Marine Corps. To provide for the development, test, and evaluation of new weapon systems and equipment, to ensure that Such are adequate and responsive to inmediate and long-range objectives and are within available resources. To provide direct staff assistance to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ReSearch and Development) in the direc

tion, review, and appraisal of the Overall USMC RDT&E Program. (g) To plan for and determine the needs for health care for personnel of the Marine Corps and their dependents.

$700.405 Composition of the Marine Corps. (a) The major components of the regular establishment of the Marine Corps Consist principally of the Headquarters of the Marine Corps, the Operating Forces, and the Supporting Establishment. In addition, there is another element of the Marine Corps, the Marine Corps Reserve. (b) The Operating Forces of the Marine Corps include the Fleet Marine Forces, detachments afloat, and Security forces. There are two Fleet Marine Forces: Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, and Fleet, Marine Force, Pacific. These Fleet Marine Forces are assigned to, and are integral to, the U.S. fleets as part of the Operating Forces of the Navy. (c) The Supporting Establishment includes those Marine Corps facilities, Such as Marine Corps schools, recruit depots, supply installations, bases, barracks, air stations and other misCellaneous Small activities which train, maintain, and support the Operating Forces of the Marine Corps. (d) The Marine Corps Reserve has as its mission to provide a trained force of qualified officers and enlisted personnel to be available for active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps in time of war or national emergency.

$700.406 Relationships between the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Chief of Naval Material.

Formal operating relationships with respect to the efforts of determining needs and providing support between the Commandant of the Marine Corps and his organization and the Chief of Naval Material and his organization shall be governed by the following principles:

(a) The Commandant of the Marine Corps shall express to the Chief of Naval Material those Marine Corps ma— terial needs which are to be provided by the Naval Material Command. With respect to the development of material items, the Commandant of the Marine Corps shall specify the military performance required to meet Marine Corps needs. (b) The Chief of Naval Material shall advise the Commandant of the Marine Corps as to the economic and technological feasibility of meeting such needs, and shall keep the Commandant informed of new capabilities to meet the needs of the Marine Corps which may or may not have been previously expressed. With respect to the development of material items, the Chief of Naval Material shall determine the technical effort necessary to Satisfy the needs of the Marine Corps. (c) The Commandant of the Marine Corps shall select the work to be done to satisfy the needs of the Marine Corps, based upon feasibility data and current estimates of the Worth of a particular need in relation to other desirable needs, including, where necessary, the curtailment or cancellation of work already in progress in favor of work which offers greater promise Or greater military worth. (d) The Chief of Naval Material shall exercise appropriate Supervision Over accomplishment of the work Selected, and shall insure that resources available to him are efficiently utilized in meeting Marine Corps needs. (e) Work being accomplished shall be reviewed concurrently by the Commandant of the Marine Corps from the viewpoint of readiness and military worth, and by the Chief of Naval Material from the viewpoint of progress and the efficient utilization of resources available to him.

$700.407 Serving with the Army by order of the President.

(a) When Marine Corps units are, by order of the President, detached for service with the Army, the Commandant of the Marine Corps is, for the time that the Marine Corps units are thus detached and for the purposes of administering the affairs of Such units, responsible to the Secretary of the Army. The Commandant of the Marine Corps shall retain such control and jurisdiction over said detached forces as will enable him to make the necessary transfers of officers and men from and to the commands, and to exercise general supervision over all expenditures

and supplies needed for the support of the Marine Corps forces so detached. He shall be responsible to the Secretary of the Army for the general efficiency and discipline of such units of the Marine Corps as are detached for Service with the Army. (b) Official correspondence which relates exclusively to the routine business of the Marine Corps and does not involve questions of administrative responsibility under the supervision of the Commanding officer of the combined forces, and which is not a matter of a military nature pertaining to an individual requiring the action of Said commanding officer, shall be forwarded direct between the Headquarters of the Marine Corps and the Senior Marine of ficer Serving with the detached forces. (c) All official correspondence regarding the personnel of the Marine Corps units on duty with the Army shall be addressed to the proper representative of the Marine Corps and forwarded via the Adjutant General of the Army.

Subport E–The United States Coost Gudrd (When Operoling As a Service of the Novy)

$700.501 Relationship and operation as a service in the Navy.

(a) Upon declaration of war or when the President directs, the Coast Guard shall operate as a service in the Navy, and shall be subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy. While so operating as a service in the Navy and to the extent practicable Coast Guard operations shall be integrated and uniform with Navy Operations.

(b) Whenever the Coast Guard operates as a Service in the Navy:

(1) Applicable appropriations of the Coast Guard to cover expenses shall be available for transfer to the Department of the Navy and supplemented, as required, from applicable appropriations of the Department of the Navy.

(2) Personnel of the Coast Guard shall be eligible to receive gratuities, medals, and other insignia of honor on the same basis as personnel in the naval service or serving in any CapaCity with the Navy.

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