The mission of Destroyer Squadron TWENTY TWO is to conduct sustained underway operations and exercise tactical control of surface combatants.
When deployed as part of a Carrier Strike Group (CSG), Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWENTY TWO (COMDESRON TWO TWO) serves as a Principal Commander for Surface and Submarine Warfare, planning operations and employing Carrier Strike Group assets.
COMDESRON TWO TWO prepares and provides combat ready maritime forces for on call surge or scheduled deployed operations to execute the maritime strategy. We achieve operational success through superb leadership, material excellence, constant innovation and unmatched fighting skill.
COMDESRON TWO TWO is administratively assigned to Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia. Operationally, COMDESRON TWENTY TWO reports to Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO, also homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.