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The United States Department of the Navy was established by an Act of Congress on April 30, 1798, to provide administrative and technical support, and civilian leadership to the United States Navy and Marine Corps. It is headed by the Secretary of the Navy also known as the SECNAV in naval jargon. He is assisted by an Undersecretary of the Navy. The Department was a cabinet position, along with the War Department which contained the US Army until 1947 when the Department of Defense was formed. The navy then became a component of the DOD. Source: http://www. ... Source: http://www. ... An Act of Congress is a bill or resolution adopted by both houses of the United States Congress to which one of the following events has happened: Acceptance by the President of the United States, Inaction by the President after ten days from reception (excluding Sundays) while the Congress is... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining, as the last day in April. ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations around the globe. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... Assistant Secretary of the Navy (abbrev. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Line drawing of the Department of Wars seal. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ...


The Department of the Navy consists of Executive offices, mostly located within Washington, DC and is responsible for the recruiting of military and civilian personnel, organizing, supplying, equipping, training, and the mobilization and demobilization of the navy and its personnel and assets. The Department also oversees the construction, outfitting and repair of naval ships, aircraft, equipment and facilities. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Seaman Recruit is the lowest enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, just below Seaman Apprentice; this rank was formerly known as Seaman Third Class. ...

2005 US Deptartment of the Navy Structure
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2005 US Deptartment of the Navy Structure

The Department comprises the two uniformed services, also called the operating forces, the United States Navy (or fleet) and the United States Marine Corps. There is also the Supporting Services, sometimes called the Shore Establishment. These comprise the dockyards, bases, depots, schools etc. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1101x892, 87 KB) Summary 2005 United States Department of the Navy :) Helloooo! Licensing Hi File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1101x892, 87 KB) Summary 2005 United States Department of the Navy :) Helloooo! Licensing Hi File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Uniformed Services refers to bodies of people in the employ of a state that are not employed on standard terms of contract, but have some element of additional discipline, and wear a uniform. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations around the globe. ... Fleet can refer to several things: Fleet is the name of several places: Fleet, a village in Dorset, England Fleet, in the county of Hampshire, England the River Fleet, a subterranean river in London, England Fleet Street, named after the river Fleet Prison, named after the river Fleet Marriages, named... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ... A military base is an isolated facility, settlement, or installation that shelters military equipment and personnel. ... A Depot is usually a centralised store or operating base for logistical use by commercial or governmental bodies. ... There are three types of military academies: High school level institutions (up to age 19), university level institutions, and those only serving to prepare officer cadets for commissioning into the armed services of a state ( such as RMA Sandhurst ). United States usage The term Military School primarily refers to (middle...


The highest ranking military officers in the department are the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, who are the President's and the SECNAV's principal Naval advisors. They run the military components of the department and sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This chart represents the U.S. Navy officer rank insignia. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ... The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps, who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and reports to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. ... Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America symbol The Joint Chiefs of Staff, photographed in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gold Room in the Pentagon on Jan. ...

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(Past departments: Commerce and Labor | Health, Education, and Welfare | Navy | Post Office | War) The United States Federal Executive Departments are among the oldest primary units of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States—the Departments of State, War, and the Treasury all being established within a few weeks of each other in 1789. ... The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated as DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. ... The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, often abbreviated HUD, is a Cabinet department of the United States government. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that has the professed goal of protecting Americas people from harm and its property from damage. ... The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is a Cabinet department of the United States government that manages and conserves most federally-owned land. ... Justice Department redirects here. ... The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the Cabinet-level foreign affairs agency of the United States government, equivalent to foreign ministries in other countries. ... The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department and the treasury of the United States government. ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ... The United States Department of Commerce is a Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with promoting economic growth. ... Seal The United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare (also known as HEW) was a cabinet level department of the United States government from 1953 until 1979. ... The Post Office Department was the former name of the United States Postal Service when it was a cabinet department. ... Line drawing of the Department of Wars seal. ...

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United States Department of the Navy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
The United States Department of the Navy was established by an Act of Congress on April 30, 1798, to provide administrative and technical support, and civilian leadership to the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
The Department of the Navy consists of Executive offices, mostly located within Washington, DC and is responsible for the recruiting of military and civilian personnel, organizing, supplying, equipping, training, and the mobilization and demobilization of the navy and its personnel and assets.
The highest ranking military officers in the department are the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, who are the President's and the SECNAV's principal Naval advisors.
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