The Maritime Civil Affairs and Security Training (MCAST) Command mans, trains, equips and deploys Sailors to facilitate and enable a Navy Component or Joint Task Force Command to establish and enhance relations between military forces, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and the civilian populace. Accomplished in a collaborative manner across the spectrum of operations in the maritime environment, MCAST Command executes civilian to military operations and military to military training, as directed, in support of security cooperation and security assistance requirements.
The MCAST Command will prepare regionally aligned planners, teams, specialists, and trainers to be effective, flexible, and responsive in support of the Navy Component and Joint Task Force Commanders security cooperation plans. Enhancing partner-nation capability and capacity is accomplished by deploying fully qualified individuals and teams, trained to support civilian to military operations and military to military training. To support the Maritime Strategy and the Navy's core competencies of Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief and Maritime Security, MCAST Command will foster and sustain cooperative relationships across the Joint, Coalition, and Multinational spectrum to provide regional stability, prevent conflict and protect U.S. interests.