Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic

Mission and Vision

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (COMNAVAIRLANT) is responsible for six nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, 54 aircraft squadrons, 1,200 aircraft and 43,000 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel based on the East Coast of the United States. It provides combat ready, sustainable naval air forces with the right personnel, properly trained and equipped, with a focus on readiness, operational excellence, interoperability, safety, and efficient resourcing.


Warfighting, people and readiness

Focus Areas


  • Equipment: Improve aircraft availability and full mission capable rates to meet training and warfighting demand

  • People: Attract, hone and retain the best, most highly motivated and talented warriors and support their families. 

  • Training: Prepare our people to safely and flawlessly execute all duties on deck and in the air. 


  • Competent: Military professionals master their craft and improve every day. 

  • Courageous: Leaders at every level act with unimpeachable character and do the right thing – all the time – every time. 

  • Committed: Leaders accomplish missions as a team, empower subordinates and are accountable for their actions up and down the chain of command. 


  • Capacity: Grow and sustain our equipment and people to meet all future warfighting requirements. 

  • Capability: Develop, test, train and operationalize equipment, people and tactics for joint, networked, high-end combat against an evolving threat. Innovate. 

  • Alignment: Accurately define requirements and influence full resourcing with accurate data and facts through aligned and unified messaging. 


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