NAVY - OPNAV 5450.46K
(N446) NAVAL CONSTRUCTION FORCE (NCF) POLICY
|Publication Date:||25 May 1999|
a. This policy statement applies to all Naval Construction Force (NCF) units, both active and reserve, under the resource sponsorship of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics), Facilities and Engineering Division, CNO (N44). Specifically, this applies to:
• Naval Construction Brigades (NCB). • Naval Construction Regiments (NCR). • Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB). • Construction Battalion Maintenance Units (CBMU). • Naval Construction Force Support Units (NCFSU). • Construction Battalion Units (CBU). • Underwater Construction Teams (UCT).
b. This Policy Statement is not intended for Amphibious Construction Battalions (PHIBCB) which are under the purview and resource sponsorship of the Chief of Naval Operations, Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division, CNO (N85), resource sponsor for Naval Beach Groups and their elements.
c. Summary of References
(1) References (a) and (b) describe Naval Engineering Operations and its doctrinal foundations, and detail the civil engineering and facilities related operations of the NCF.
(2) Reference (c) details NCF support to Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) operations.
(3) Reference (d) details NCF support to Fleet Hospital operations.
(4) Reference (e) defines primary/secondary mission areas and readiness conditions, and issues the Projected Operational Environment (POE) and Required Operational Capabilities (ROC) for NCF units under the resource sponsorship of CNO (N44), specifically NCBs, NCRs, NMCBs, NCFSUs, CBMUs, UCTs, and CBUs.
(5) Reference (f) defines primary/secondary mission areas and readiness conditions, and issues ROC/POE for Amphibious Construction Battalions (PHIBCB) which are under the resource sponsorship of CNO (N85).
(6) Reference (g) is the Navy Capabilities and Mobilization Plan (NCMP) and provides the basis for Navy mobilization planning in consonance with the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP). The NCMP describes Navy capabilities and sets forth required force levels for planning under various regional contingencies. Annex Y (Naval Construction Force) to the NCMP covers NCF units under the resource sponsorship of CNO (N44), specifically NCBs, NCRs, NMCBs, NCFSUs, CBMUs, UCTs, and CBUs. Annex S (Amphibious Warfare) covers Amphibious Warfare units, which are under the resource sponsorship of CNO (N85) and include PHIBCBs as elements of the Naval Beach Groups.
(7) Reference (h) defines combatant command (COCOM), operational control (OPCON) and administrative control (ADCON) of operating forces.
(8) Reference (i) assigns NCBs and subordinate NCF units to combatant commands in compliance with 10 U.S.C. 162 and 167, and defines forward deployment requirements for active NMCBs.
(9) Reference (j) defines operational and support relationships for NCF units when placed OPCON to Marine Corps units.
(10) Reference (k) provides detailed policies, procedures and organizational responsibilities for planning, coordinating, and managing NCF Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) functions. It addresses programmatic, operational, and logistics support and provides guidance on NCF MPF training, exercise, and education requirements for all NCF MPF personnel.
(11) Reference (l) provides Total Force policy for the integration of the Navy's active and reserve components into a single force capable of responding decisively to short-notice regional conflicts and defines a structure for mobilization training to obtain maximum benefit from scarce manpower to enhance the readiness of the Total Force.
(12) Reference (m) provides technical guidance regarding the organization and operation of the NCF and discusses detailed operations of the individual NCF units, their interrelationships within the NCF and the relationships of the NCF to the organization it supports. It also serves as a single information source for educational purposes and training of NCF personnel.
(13) Reference (n) provides policy for the Advanced Base Functional Component (ABFC) planning and programming system which drives Table of Allowance (TOA) planning and management.
(14) Reference (o) provides policy and detailed guidance for the administration of facilities projects at Navy shore activities.
(15) Reference (p) provides policy, planning guidance, operational structure, and assignment of responsibilities for the assistance to civil authorities in the event of an emergency.
(16) Reference (q) provides policy for the use of Navy units and personnel in civil-military innovative readiness training (IRT) activities that result in support and services for eligible organizations and activities outside the Department of Defense, and which are not otherwise prohibited by law.
(17) Reference (r) provides current joint doctrine applicable to the NCF.