Military Sealift Command (MSC).

RDML Robert T. Clark, USN

Deputy Commander

Steven C. Cade

Executive Director

CAPT Kevin M. Robinson, USN

Chief of Staff

CMDCM Rick Dyksterhouse

Command Master Chief

Jack Taylor

Director Maritime Operations

Christopher D. Thayer

Director, Ship Management

Michael C. Morris

Director, Total Force Management

Anthony Verducci


CAPT Hans E. Lynch, USN

MSC Atlantic Commander

CAPT Gabe Varela, USN

MSC Pacific Commander

CAPT Frank Okata, USN

MSC Europe/Africa Commander

CAPT Michael B. O'Driscoll, USN

MSC Central Commander

CAPT Robert R. Williams, USN

MSC Far East Commander

CAPT Matthew J. Bonner, USN

Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Two

CAPT Eric Lindfors, USN

Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Three

The Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the Navy and the rest of the Department of Defense, operating more than 125 ships daily around the globe. MSC ships sustain our warfighting forces and deliver specialized maritime services in support of national security objectives in peace and war.

Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, MSC has a total workforce of over 8,300 people afloat and ashore. In addition, five area commands provide MSC-unique expertise and operational perspective to Navy fleet commanders worldwide. The area commands are operationally focused and are aligned with the numbered fleet logistics staffs within their area of responsibility: MSC Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia; MSC Pacific in San Diego, California; MSC Europe and Africa in Naples, Italy; MSC Central in Manama, Bahrain; and MSC Far East in Singapore.

Military Sealift Command operates a fleet of 28 prepositioning ships from strategic bases worldwide. These ships are loaded with early-arriving combat and sustainment supplies and equipment supporting the full range of wartime and peacetime operations. Most of the ships are assigned to squadrons forward based in the Indian and Western Pacific oceans.

MSC delivers combat and other military cargo needed by US warfighters around the...

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