Mission
Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet

Mission Statement


Develop and employ maritime forces READY TO FIGHT across multiple domains in the Atlantic and Arctic in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests.

 

U.S. 2nd Fleet: At a Glance


FORCES MANEUVER GEOGRAPHICALLY

  1. Maneuver arm for NAVNORTH, in the Atlantic and Arctic, ensuring freedom of the sea lines of communication and executing operational missions and exercises as assigned.

  2. Maneuver arm for NAVEUR in the Eastern and Northern Atlantic, executing operational missions or exercises as assigned.

MANEUVER IN THOUGHT

  1. Force Generation – advocate for the other numbered fleets during the training cycle on the East Coast, recommending forces for certification during the integrated phase of force generation.

  2. Concept Development – establish DEVGRUEAST, a concept development hub at C2F, principally supported by the Naval War College, the Naval Warfare Development Command, and the TYCOM Warfare Development Commands, forming the Navy’s Center of Excellence for concept development.

MANEUVER ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF CONFLICT

2nd Fleet will conduct peacetime operations, building partnerships and conducting exercises with our partners and allies. At the same time, 2nd Fleet will be ready to quickly and skillfully transition, if necessary, from peacetime to conflict.

U.S. 2ND FLEET STAFF

  • LEAN – Organized to be operational – the staff complement is largely focused on operations, intelligence plans, and training. USFF will retain many of the higher headquarters administrative functions.

  • AGILE – Able to quickly and skillfully navigate up, down, and across the three types of maneuver: geographically, in thought, and across the spectrum of conflict.

  • EXPEDITIONARY – Capable of commanding and controlling forces while deployed forward – from a maritime platform or austere location.