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About United States Department of Navy

The US Department of the Navy is the Department of Defense's"surf and turf" unit. Established in 1798, its mission is to train and equip combat-ready forces to help deter aggression against the US and its allies. It operates through three main bodies: the Navy Department, which consists mostly of executive offices; the operating forces, including the US Marine Corps, Navy reserve forces, and in times of war the US Coast Guard; and the shore establishment, which consists of repair, communication, and training facilities. The Navy manages a fleet that includes deployable aircraft, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, and submarines. It employs about 330,000 active duty personnel, 80% of whom are enlisted.

United States Department of Navy

1200 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-0001
Phone: 1 (703) 545-6700

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Executive Assistant, CIO: Alexandra Laub
Chief Petty Officer: Walter Patteson
Chief Operation Specialist: Jason Wood
Employees (This Location): 897
Employees (All Locations): 707,685

Major Office Locations

Washington, DC