Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC), is comprised of surface ships, and support and maintenance commands, provides operational commanders with well-trained, highly effective, and technologically superior surface ships and Sailors.
At this moment, Sailors are engaged around the world as part of a global force for good. On any given day, nearly half of our ships are underway worldwide carrying out our nation's maritime strategy. They are on station, conducting Ballistic Missile Defense of our homeland and regional allies, keeping sea lanes open so that international shipping may sail free and safe, and working to stem the tide of illegal drugs and contraband. In support of allied nations, they are working with partner navies to increase maritime safety and security. Our ships are doing all of this while standing at the ready to offer relief and comfort to our fellow human beings in the event of a disaster.
Sustaining our high level of readiness requires a significant level of flexibility and adaptability. Although additional ships and technological advances help make our Navy strong, we must never forget that the true strength of our Surface Force rest in the diverse mix of our men and women. These outstanding young people are members of an elite group of Sailors who proudly bear the title "Surface Warrior." Professionals in every sense of the word, the tools they use are multi-purpose amphibious ships, mine sweepers, cruisers, destroyers, littoral combat ships, and frigates.