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You’ve likely found this web site, either because you are in receipt of orders to join DESTROYER SQUADRON THREE ONE, or because you have an interest in what destroyer squadrons do.
If you are in receipt of orders to COMDESRON 31, congratulations! We welcome you to Ke Koa O Ke Kai. You will find duty at COMDESRON 31 both challenging and rewarding. DESRON staffs are designed to operate as a maritime command within a strike group, but we are quite versatile and our staff works a wide range of tasks and missions.
OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS:
FPO AP 96601-4726
For Administrative Questions please call: 808-473-3134
We current have three primary missions:
- COMDESRON THREE ONE serves as Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) for eight ships – the largest DESRON in the United States Pacific Fleet. Our ships’ readiness for operations in forward areas of responsibility is our first and highest priority. We provide oversight for maintenance, manning and the Unit Level Training cycle. We also plan and conduct at sea exercises to develop integrated skills for our deploying ships.
- COMDESRON THREE ONE maintains tactical and operational proficiency to serve as a staff in operations and exercises in forward areas of responsibility. We hone our planning and command and coordination skills, and maintain situational awareness of current conditions and operations in forward operating Numbered Fleets.
- COMDESRON THREE ONE performs duties as Commander Task Force 73.1 for the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) and Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) series of annual engagements throughout Southeast Asia. These activities take us to many countries, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. CARAT exercises also occur in Cambodia and Vietnam, and may expand to other partner nations in the region. We work closely with the staff of Commander Task Force 73 in the preparation and execution phases of these exercises.