“Commander, Naval Beach Group TWO will prepare task organized amphibious forces, including expeditionary, combat support and combat service support units that are tailored to be effective, flexible, and responsive to theater requirements in support of Geographic Combatant Commander demands.“
“Organize, man, train and equip CNBG-2 forces to execute, combat support, and combat service support missions across the full spectrum of Assault Echelon, Assault follow-on Echelon, Maritime Pre-positioning Force, Peace Time Littoral Presence, Foreign Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief, and Rear Echelon operations in the coastal, hinterland, and littoral environments.
Make amphibious warfare our core competency
Enhance the Amphibious Warfare expertise through training and equipping the Beach Group organization to conduct a variety of missions that span the entire spectrum of Amphibious Warfare:
· Be the Navy’s expert unit for command, control and communications (C3) and execution of all surface-borne ship-to-shore movement operations through the entire spectrum of Amphibious Operations from Assault to Administrative offload.
· From the well deck or ship to the high water mark, we will be the Navy’s expert, maintaining our amphibious and expeditionary capability by focusing on mobility, to include embarkation and forward deployed sustainment ashore and from sea.
· Be the Navy’s primary technical advisor and authority on developmental programs, doctrine and fleet guidance for improving amphibious mission processes and craft as well as ship development.
· Continue to evolve ship-to-shore tactics, techniques and procedures to best capitalize on the capabilities of current and future amphibious ship classes, Maritime Pre-positioning Force ships and emerging technologies.
· Continually develop, train and execute amphibious operation certifications of amphibious ships, commands under CNBG-2, and deploying detachments.
Improve integration and interoperability
The Reserve Component is critical to the success of the mission. CNBG-2 will improve integration of the Active and Reserve Components to increase interoperability in all mission areas. In this vane, we shall develop detailed training sets to test, train, and enhance the integration and interoperability of Beach Group assets. The critical path to this end is to fully understand that manning and funding constraints will continue to be an obstacle that will required all planners and executors to use personnel and equipment more efficiently.
Improve Command and Control
The importance of C3 cannot be understated, in every mission CNBG-2 participates in, we shall:
· Continue to improve all aspects of C3 with our four subordinate commands and within each operational arena.
· Ensure that our guiding documents are well understood internally, and the guidance we provide for the conduct of each mission is complete and enables the success of our forces and the mission.
· Seek opportunities (within a restrained budget) to upgrade our C3 network with new systems and technology to improve the war fighter’s ability to perform the mission regardless the environment, and capture efficiencies in operations to mitigate manning shortfalls.
· Emphasize professionalism, standards and proper performance of assigned duties to support the overall mission success.
· Exercise the guidance we provide, and implement the Lessons Learned in the planning of every exercise/operation we conduct.
Increase emphasis on training and efficiency
As a Type Commander (TYCOM) representative, we are the experts on Amphibious Warfare. In that endeavor, we shall conduct thorough assessments on all amphibious ships focusing on material and operational readiness, training and proficiency, and the ship’s ability to safely carry out amphibious missions.
As an Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) to four subordinate commands, we will focus on multiple areas to improve the material and operational readiness of the group:
· Integrate training opportunities to maximize our amphibious and expeditionary ship to shore competencies – well deck, craft, beach, and camp
· Maintain periodic assessments on all CNBG-2 craft, focusing on material readiness and crew proficiency
· Align formal training, schools and exercises to promote integration and maintenance of our core competencies, increasing the group’s the level of knowledge and operational health.
Accelerate the efforts towards developing proficiency in our tactical and defensive capabilities, and continue to emphasize and enforce force protection regulations and best practices both in homeport and forward deployed.
Advance inventory management, TOA/phase replacement and budget forecasting
Our forces cannot maintain the operational equipment required to support the Combatant Commander’s requirements unless they are properly supported with parts, trained repair personnel, and contractor expertise. We shall:
· Streamline logistics support to subordinate commands and reserve units by integrating inventory processes, accountability, phase replacement programs, Table of Allowances (TOA) and budget forecasting.
· Provide expertise on logistics programs from Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, Affloat Training Group and Naval Supply Systems Command.
· Implement process improvements to better support the Program Objective Memorandum processes.
· Ensure individual TOA assets are efficiently integrated for mission accomplishment.
· Continue to seek opportunities to cross-train and develop improved team building opportunities to meet these goals.